I live in a place where we don’t get a lot of very bad winter weather, but when we do, the whole town gets shut down. Anything over, say, 8 inches of snow is too much for the city to handle, but I live in Kentucky, not New York City, where they get real weather in the winter. Any place where a blizzard warning is a thing that happens is a place that’s going to be really cold, even if the blizzard warning doesn’t quite pan out the way it was expected. New Yorkers expected to be buried beneath a historic blizzard of up to 3 feet of snow; fortunately that didn’t happen. New York City escaped the wrath of Winter Storm Juno after shutting down last night in preparation.
Learning the lesson of previous blizzards, New York City shut down transit last night, enforcing a travel ban and closing down subways, trains, and all forms of mass transit. Even bicycles were banned from roads, putting a damper on the food delivery business. Still, New Yorkers found ways to have fun during their temporary reprieve from the working day. As of Tuesday morning, all travel restrictions, at least in the Big Apple, are lifted. Meanwhile, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine face up to 18 inches of snow on top of whatever’s fallen.
Picture: Max Guiliani on Twitter
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