01/03/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 15:31
In preparation for the storm, MTA Bridges and Tunnels has 8,540 tons of roadway deicer and 106 pieces of snow-fighting equipment in service and available for storm fighting operations, including conveyor trucks, pay loaders, front loaders and plows. Furthermore, the bridges are equipped with embedded roadway sensors for temperature and above-ground atmospheric sensors that deliver real-time information on wind velocity, wind direction, humidity and precipitation via wireless communication. These sensors record data used to determine if speed restrictions are necessary. Managerial staff will be activated, the Command Center is prepared to operate their weather desks, and all equipment and supplies have been prepared for deployment. MTA Bridges and Tunnels urges motorists to exert caution when travelling, and where possible, delay all non-essential travel until after the storm has passed.