The first blizzard of 2015 for the eastern United States will slam the New York City area and New England Monday night through Tuesday, bringing many communities to a standstill.
The blizzard will unload heavy snow amid winds to 35 mph. The combination of the snow and wind will lower visibility down to zero at times.
The hardest hit areas, from New York City to Boston, could get totals greater than 2 feet. In advance of the storm Monday, travel bans and states of emergency have already been declared for numerous areas.
Updates (All times listed in EST):
3:30 p.m. Monday: Snowy, icy roadways reported around New York City and Long Island, 511 New York reports.
3:14 p.m. Monday:
#Snowmageddon2015 hits Yankee Stadium. Be safe out there. pic.twitter.com/EPQaLEjBmz— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 26, 2015
3:06 p.m. Monday: Boston is now expected to receive more than 2 feet of snow from the blizzard.
3:00 p.m. Monday:
Gov. Wolf today signed a disaster emergency proclamation to enable authorities to respond as quickly as possible to snow conditions. #PAgov— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) January 26, 2015
2:54 p.m. Monday:
#BPDSafetyAlert: Snow Emergency in effect in Boston as of 6:00pm. Best advice: Stay home, stay warm, stay off the roads.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) January 26, 2015
#BPDSafetyAlert: No school in Boston tomorrow (Tuesday) and the next day (Wednesday).— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) January 26, 2015
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2:21 p.m. Monday: All New York City Public Schools will be closed on Jan. 27, 2015.
2:10 p.m. Monday: To assist those leaving early from work due to winter weather, 26 trains have been added to New York's Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules this afternoon. According to an MTA service advisory, "Bus, commuter-rail, and subway service could be curtailed on a route-by-route basis, depending on conditions and snow-removal operations."
1:39 p.m. Monday: The NBA has postponed the New York Knicks' and Brooklyn Nets' home games scheduled for Monday night in anticipation of the winter weather.
1:01 p.m. Monday: The New York Stock Exchange has vowed to remain open Monday and Tuesday despite the storm:
The NYSE is prepared for #Snowmageddon2015, & will remain open for normal trading hours today & tomorrow pic.twitter.com/frRojWu6gu— NYSE (@nyse) Jan. 26, 2015
12:54 p.m. Monday:Newark Liberty International Airport tops the list for flight cancellations today, with more than 770 arriving and departing flights canceled amid snowstorm.
12:51 p.m. Monday: All Massachusetts Bay Public Transport will be canceled Tuesday:
With public safety of paramount importance, all #MBTA modes will be suspended on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. http://t.co/CAneYMyiXz #MAsnow— MBTA (@MBTA) Jan. 26, 2015
12:40 p.m. Monday: The Massachusetts Emergency Management agency has declared a State of Emergency effective Monday in preparation for the blizzard. Additionally, a statewide travel ban will go into effect at midnight on Tuesday:
From @MassEMA, announcing a state of emergency effective now & a statewide travel ban starting at midnight in preparation for the blizzard.— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) Jan. 26, 2015
12:30 p.m. Monday: According to a press release, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency for Connecticut in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday. In addition, the governor announced that a travel ban for all roads is in effect beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight.
12:00 p.m. Monday: