All specialty vehicles in the State Police’s fleet including ATV's, snowmobiles and four wheel drive vehicles have been prepared for emergency response use. All emergency power and communications equipment has been tested.
State Police troopers normally assigned to Traffic Incident Management and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement troopers have been re-assigned to patrol duties for this storm.
State Police personnel in each troop have been pre-identified to be available for deployment to hardest hit areas of the state if necessary.
State Police will provide staff to any county emergency operations centers that may be activated to help coordinate responses with local agencies.
Extra troopers have been brought into the Lower Hudson Valley and Long Island to assist with these response efforts
The Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services has staff in Emergency Operation Centers to coordinate state and county responses in affected areas.
As of 4:00PM 1,260 electric customers were out of service due to the weather conditions. National Grid is reporting that approximately 735 LIPA customers are out of service with 422 in Nassau County and 312 in Suffolk County.
The electric utilities have transitioned from preparation activities to response mode. In total, approximately 4,700 crews are available to respond to power disruption.
Utilities’ consumer services have added after hours and weekend staff to deal with outage complaints and provide the public with information.
NYPA has called in extra shift personnel and has snow removal equipment and emergency generators ready to be utilized
Supplies of diesel fuel and gasoline are available at NYPA power plant and transmission sites
No Racing at Aqueduct on Saturday
Four Freedoms Park is closed
Nissequogue River State Park is closed