In February, some snow and ice is to be expected. This month, the tri-state has received a refresher course in winter conditions.
After a day of snow Wednesday and some weather-related problems in the transit system, crews are getting ready for the next problem: ice.
Roads can turn slick and signal systems that operate the subways and railroads can freeze.
Wednesday morning, crowds filled the platforms on the Lexington (4/5/6) and 7th Avenue (1/2/3) lines. New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco blamed a power problem and signal issues.
Trains are also stored underground along express tracks during inclement weather. This protects them from the elements but also slows the roll out in the morning.