The region is gearing up for its third nor'easter in two weeks. On Long Island, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has urged residents to take this third storm seriously.
Bellone says once again, eastern Suffolk appears to be taking the brunt of the storm.
“We’re taking a pounding in terms of the weather and in terms of the budget.”
He says crews have been out working to keep the roads open.
“These are very difficult conditions to be driving in. If you can stay off the roads, you should stay off the roads. If you can stay home, you should stay home.”
Suffolk County Transit has been suspended for the day. Bellone says Frontier and Southwest have cancelled all flights at MacArthur Airport.
Tides will run two feet above normal, and all outer beaches are closed.
In Connecticut, the City of New Haven has issued a citywide parking ban until Wednesday.
People have been asked to park on the even side of the street, and no parking will be available downtown.
Mayor Toni Harp is confident that New Haven is prepared for the storm.
“What makes me proudest is the level of professionalism that we have among all of us, that we plan in the summertime for these things, and we execute. So thank you very much for what you do every day to keep the residents of New Haven safe.”
Spring, however, is not far away. The week should end with partly to mostly sunny skies, with temperatures in the 40s.