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28.1.15

WEATHER TROUBLES * USA - Snowstorm in the New York region

* New York - Northeast blizzard keeps schools closed, buses grounded 

(Photo from Shutterstock - A snowplow clears a street in Brooklyn Heights, New York, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Winter Storm Juno closed schools across the Northeast, but New York City schools were scheduled to reopen Wednesday albeit with bus delays)
-- A snowplow clears a street in Brooklyn Heights, New York, on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Winter Storm Juno closed schools across the Northeast, but New York City schools were scheduled to reopen Wednesday albeit with bus delays... Many schools throughout the Northeast were closed Tuesday and were expected to remain that way Wednesday, with school buses grounded as a result, as the so-called "Blizzard of 2015" continued to dump snow and even flood coastal areas. An additional 2 to 4 inches of snow were expected overnight in Boston with a Blizzard Warning continuing until 8 p.m. local time. The area already accumulated more than two feet of snow from Winter Storm Juno, which poured on seven states ranging from Rhode Island in the south to Maine in the north. All school sites in Boston Public Schools were closed Tuesday and again were scheduled to be closed Wednesday, according to the district's website. Schools were also closed throughout New Jersey on Tuesday due to snow and ice, said Trenton Public Schools, adding that GovChris Christie also closed all state offices. Trenton said classes were set to resume Wednesday... Providence Public Schools in Connecticut were scheduled to remain closed on Wednesday "for ongoing cleanup," the district website said, but district buildings were scheduled to be open. In Maine, Portland Public Schools said school was also to remain closed Wednesday "due to the prolonged severe snowstorm and difficulties in safely clearing roads and sidewalks" ... Brooklyn Heights,NY,USA -School Transportation News, by Ryan Gray -January 27, 2015:


* Staten Insland - Buses and boats running for evening commute


(Photo Staten Island Advance, by Hilton Flores - Afternoon snowfall as traffic moving along Clove Road, near Foote Avenue. January 26, 2015)
-- It's 5 p.m. and the evening rush has arrived for borough commuters who were unable to leave work early... Delays have been reported on most main Staten Island streets for the last hour and a half due to the large volume of workers leaving in the early afternoon... The Whitehall Ferry Terminal was packed with commuters heading home this afternoon, and some express bus riders phoned the Advance to report full buses passing by the stops... Staten Island,NY,USA -SI Live, by Eddie DAnna -January 26, 2015


* New Jersey - Two commuter buses to start early service because of impending storm

(Photo by Larry Higgs - NJ Advance MediaAn NJ Transit bus rolls through falling snow in Jersey City this morning) 
-- Two private bus operators will offer early service from New York City due to the impending snow storm, and NJ Transit officials said they have extra buses and drivers ready to roll where they're needed...   Suburban Transit, which runs commuter service between New York and Central Jersey, will begin operating service from its Wall Street and Crosstown locations at 1:30 p.m. ...  Community Coach, run by Coach USA, will start early departures from the Port Authority at 1:15 p.m. Service will operate continuously until 6 p.m. After then, service will be limited or may be cancelled due to road conditions... NJ Transit has extra buses and drivers on stand-by at various locations to respond as needed, said Nancy Snyder, an NJ Transit spokeswoman. NJ Transit buses continue to run on a regular weekday schedule... NJ,USA -NJ Advance Media, by Larry Higgs -January 26, 2015

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