Above-Ground Subway Service Shuts Down at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Cuomo Says

(DNAINFO) Aidan Gardiner and Katie Honan | March 13, 2017 — Above-ground subway service will be suspended starting 4 a.m. Tuesday, as both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio issued states of emergency starting midnight for what officials warned will be a hellish commute with high winds and whiteout conditions.

 Snowstorm Timeline: Here’s What To Expect Tuesday

Snow will begin at approximately midnight Tuesday and intensify about 6 a.m. before tapering off come nightfall, forecasters said.

“We should be ready for the potential of whiteout conditions during that period of time,”de Blasio warned.

Commuters should avoid driving at all costs, the mayor said.

“I’m going to urge people to make plans to not be on the roads tomorrow,” de Blasio said.

Cuomo ordered all non-essential state workers to stay home Tuesday.

“To ensure our local governments have the resources and support they need to prepare and respond quickly to the impending winter storm, I am declaring a statewide state of emergency,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“With heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions expected from upstate to downstate, we are taking every precaution to keep New Yorkers safe. I urge residents to stay informed, avoid unnecessary travel, and where possible, leave work early as heavy snowfall is expected to begin tonight.”

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