Your guide to transportation in Tri-state area as blizzard approaches

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The Northeast is bracing for a storm that could throw off travel plans not only on the east coast, but around the nation. Here is a guide to getting around the tr-state region as a “potentially historic” blizzard approaches.

Subways are running on a normal weekday schedule. Expect service changes based on conditions and snow-removal operations, and consider working from home if possible. Check here for updates.

City bus are running on a normal weekday schedule until further notice. Service changes may take effect if road conditions become hazardous. Updates will be available on the MTA website.

Commuter Rail
Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit and regional Amtrak service are all operating on a normal schedule, although delays and cancellations are possible. New Jersey Transit is cross-honoring tickets and passes system wide through Wednesday.

Air Travel
More than 1,650 flights Monday have already been canceled in anticipation of the storm, and more than 1,450 others for Tuesday, according to the aviation tracking service FlightAware. More than 1,000 flights were canceled ahead of time in Newark, New Jersey, along with more than 600 at JFK and almost 500 at LaGuardia. For individual flight statuses, check Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark Liberty.

Bridges and Tunnels
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready to battle winter weather with 97 conveyors, pay loaders, front loaders and pick-up trucks with plows to clear snow, along with nearly 9,000 tons of anti-corrosive de-icer.

Alternate-side parking is suspended in New York City. Roads are expected to become treacherous Monday evening, possibly before the evening commute. Motorists are urged to stay off the road if at all possible.

New York City public schools will be open on Monday. All after school programs and sports activities have been canceled for Monday afternoon. Schools will likely be closed on Tuesday, but officials have not made a final decision. Check for closings here.

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