I-84 Reopens In New York After Closure Since Early Morning

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The Tappan Zee Bridge remains open but there is not a car in sight in this photo taken at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Photo Credit: NYSTA

UPDATE 2:50 P.M.:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Interstate 84 in New York, which had been closed from the Pennsylvania to Connecticut border since 6:30 a.m. Wednesday by order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has reopened.

UPDATE 12:30 P.M.:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Metro-North New Haven Line trains started running hourly at noon Wednesday.

Regular off-peak schedule is in effect on the Hudson and Harlem lines.

UPDATE 11:15 A.M.:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Bee-Line service in Westchester has resumed after being delayed because of the treacherous road conditions.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency is in effect as a result of the storm.

UPDATE 10 A.M.:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Metro-North delays are increasing with systemwide train delays of 45 to 60 minutes as a result of power problems caused by the bad weather, Metro-North reported at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Riders are advised to listen for announcements at train stations.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The winter storm that arrived in the area overnight has had a major impact on travel Wednesday morning.

Interstate 84 is closed in New York State from the Connecticut border to the Pennsylvania border.

Metro-North is experiencing system wide delays of up to 30 minutes on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines.

Traffic was reported to be very light on main roadways throughout Westchester during the morning commute.  Accidents were reported on I-287 near the junction of I-87 and the Saw Mill River Parkway near Yonkers Avenue.

The I-84 closure, until further notice, was ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and includes both passenger and commercial vehicles. Any cars on the road will be ticketed.

“I urge all New Yorkers to stay off the roads and monitor news and weather reports throughout the day for updates,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The start of Bee-Line and Paratransit service in Westchester is delayed because of the treacherous road conditions. Service is expected to resume once road conditions become safe.

Metro-North was operating on a regular schedule but reduced by about 18 percent with train combinations for the morning peak.

For detailed train schedule information, use Metro-North's interactive schedules page.

Riders are advised to listen for announcements at the stations.

Driving conditions are hazardous throughout Westchester County and nearly all school districts are closed, with most school districts announcing closures on Tuesday in advance of the arrival of the storm. 

The Greenburgh Department of Public Works pulled a New York State Department of Transportation plow truck out of a ditch after the truck skidded Wednesday Morning.

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has been falling heavily in most of central and southern Westchester, coating the up to 9 inches of snow that fell Monday, since the pre-dawn hours. As the day goes on, the changeover to sleet and freezing rain will continue to move north.

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