NEW YORK — Snow was making for a messy and difficult commute Friday morning.
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday urged people to be cautious and avoid unnecessary travel in several parts New York. In New Jersey, the Office of Emergency Management warned of reduced visibility on the road and the Department of Transportation advised people to stay home if they can.
The New York City Emergency Management Department issued a travel advisory for Friday.
Icy conditions earlier in the week were deadly for the region.
What you should know before you hit the roads as snow falls in the region:
Alternate Side Parking in NYC:
Officials said alternate side parking regulations would be suspended on Friday and Saturday. However, payment at parking meters will remain in effect.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority urged customers to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel during the snow.
As of 11 a.m., there were delays on the A line, Nos. 4 and 5 lines switching to local service. Additionally, the No. 6 and J lines were running local, as planned before the storm.
There was no service, as planned, on the B and W lines, and no midday service on the Z line.
Metro-North will operate on a modified schedule as snow falls, President Catherine Rinaldi said. Trains were running on a Saturday schedule, with extra trains added for the morning and evening rush hours.
LIRR customers were advised to plan extra travel time. Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng also advised checking the LIRR Train Time app, MYmta or new.mta.info before heading out.
The Hempstead line was the only branch seeing some delays, as of 11 a.m.
System-wide cross-honoring was in effect for Friday on NJ Transit rail, light rail, bus and private carriers due to the winter storm.
Rail branches seeing some delays or service interruptions Friday morning included: Main-Bergen County, Morris & Essex, Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Pascack Valley.
The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail also saw many cancelations due to staffing and weather.
All PATH train service was operating again, with delays, as of 10:20 a.m. The update comes after there was a systemwide service suspension earlier Friday morning.
NJ Transit rail and buses were cross-honoring PATH systemwide, the agency said.
Cross-honoring was set to end at 11 a.m.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer spoke with the PIX11 Morning News about snow and road conditions in his community Friday morning:
Bee-Line in Westchester
All Bee-Line buses and Para-Transit vehicles were running with systemwide delays on Friday morning due to poor road conditions.
Route 8 is on detour, using New School Street on Nepperhan Avenue.
All buses exiting Getty Square via Elm Street will detour using New School Street to Nepperhan Avenue.
As of 11 a.m. Friday, around 240 flights had been canceled at Newark, around 339 flights had been canceled at LaGuardia Airport, and about 227 flights had been canceled at JFK Airport.
Customers were advised to check their flight status with their airline before heading to the airport.