The MTA resumed above-ground subway service this morning after crews worked through the night clearing snow from subway tracks. (A water main break near West 96th Street in Manhattan has caused delays on the 1 and 2 lines, with the 3 train service currently suspended.) Above-ground service had been suspended on Monday afternoon as the nor'easter dumped snow on the tracks faster than workers could clear it.
The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North also resumed service as of 4 a.m., with the LIRR operating on a weekend schedule today as the region continues to dig out from the storm.
City buses continue to operate on a reduced schedule -- 75% of regular weekday service. The Staten Island railway is running today.
The National Weather Service has not yet updated its accumulation totals this morning, but as of 10 p.m. last night over 16 inches of snow had been recorded in Central Park.
It is currently 30 degrees in Central Park, with an occasional light snow flurries possible throughout the day and evening.
The NYC state of emergency and ban on non-essential travel expired at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, but all public schools remain closed for in-person instruction today -- all classes will continue remotely.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites at SUNY Stony Brook, Jones Beach, Aqueduct Racetrack, the Javits Center and the Westchester County Center will be closed on Tuesday, with vaccine appointments to be rescheduled. Those with vaccinations scheduled for yesterday or today will be contacted to set up a new appointment.
"To be clear - no one is losing an appointment -- they will all be rescheduled when conditions are safer," Cuomo said.
City-run vaccination sites will also be closed again today with appointments to be rescheduled.
Meanwhile, at the Staten Island Zoo, the woodchuck called "Staten Island Chuck" reportedly did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring. However, a more famous groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania came to the opposite conclusion, throwing our entire marmot-based meteorological forecasting system into doubt.
We'll update as more information on today's big dig out becomes available.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the snow storm as a blizzard. Although National Weather Service meteorologist Dominic Ramunni said blizzard conditions were reported at times in the city, the storm did not meet the NWS's specific criteria for a blizzard classification, which requires three consecutive hours or more of visibility at a quarter of a mile or lower due to heavy or blowing snow, as well as frequent wind gusts of 35 mph or greater over the course of three consecutive hours.