Hazardous Travel Advisory

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This winter storm is shaping up to be a travel nightmare for Thanksgiving. A coating to several inches of snow could accumulate along the I-95 corridor on Wednesday. While temperatures have been unseasonably warm early this week, snow is still likely to accumulate along coastal interstates, especially during periods of heavy snowfall.

Visibility is expected to be half a mile beginning on Wednesday morning as the storm moves to southern New England. At times, snowfall rates could reach two inches per hour, especially in the inland areas away from the warm coast, making travel challenging, even on the interstates.

The National Weather Service has forecast 3 to 5 inches of snow accumulation citywide from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning. A mixture of rain and snow Wednesday morning is expected to change to all snow by the early afternoon. Exercise caution when driving and allow for additional travel time. The Department of Sanitation issued a Snow Alert today at 7:00 AM. PlowNYC will be available tomorrow at

nyc.gov/severeweather.

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AAA Travel projects 46.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013.