A swift-moving storm has already produced 3-6 inches of snow in the central US and is now spreading across the mid-Atlantic.
New York City’s Department of Sanitation is planning to have nearly 700 salt spreaders and 1500 plows in operation during the snowstorm.
Additionally, “there will be a risk for power outages in the Northeast from this storm, mainly due to the heavy and wet nature of the snow,” Hoegg added.
Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for New Jersey due to the winter storm.
It goes into effect at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
“The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of weather conditions and to stay off the roads so that we are able to deploy available resources to clean the snow,” Gov. Murphy said in a statement.