Whiteout: Nor’easter dumps heavy snow on parts of tri-state area

Posted at 6:04 PM, Dec 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-26 18:07:26-05

The blizzard that roared thru the Midwest, part of a larger storm system responsible for six deaths, is now bearing down on the tri-state area.

Up to six inches of snow is expected north and west of the city, with wind gusts topping 60 mph followed by ice and rain.

It’s a challenge for road crews.

“Ice is always a problem.  As far as long term road closures, trees down and power lines and coordinating with power companies. which get swamped,” said Kevin Winn, a public works official in Bedford, Westchester County.

Winn is dispatching up  to 50 trucks in Bedford to keep 140 miles of road safe.

“By rush hour tomorrow we should have enough material down. But people always have to be careful of black ice,” he said.

Meanwhile, Westchester’s County of Emergency Management prepped with extra personnel keeping an eye on the weather, ready to close county roads if needed.

“New Yorkers are pretty resilient. And considering all that we’ve faced, I don’t think it’ll be that bad,” said Shirley Turk of Mount Kisco.

“Our lunch crowd was pretty good. Lots of shoppers out with gift cards, but with this storm aiming in now, we may just close up early.” said Justin Mabus, manager of BGR restaurant.