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Snow expected to hit New York City on Tuesday

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New Yorkers should prepare for the possibility of snow on Tuesday at noon, the New York City Department of Sanitation stated in a press release on Monday afternoon.

A total of 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected throughout the New York City area, according to the New York City Severe Weather website. The snow should leave the area by Wednesday morning, but cold temperatures will continue through Thursday.

Department of Sanitation personnel started preparing equipment, which includes loading salt spreaders, attaching plows and preparing tire chains, according to the press release. The department is also working with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol.

All relevant snow agencies have been made aware of the snow alert. The sanitation department is looking at forecasts and plans to provide updates as the snow event nears.

For information about winter weather and the city’s response to the snowstorm, visit the city’s Severe Weather website or call 311.

New Yorkers can also sign up for Notify NYC, the city’s free emergency notification system.