NY suspends classes and vaccinations due to snowstorm

EFE

NY / 31.01.2021 15:50:32

The city of New York decided that this Monday it will suspend classes and the vaccination campaign against covid-19 because a strong storm is expected that it could leave up to 18 inches of snow.

The mayor of the city, Bill de Blasio, announced that all appointments to be vaccinated against covid-19, whose post-vacation wave is beginning to give the city a break, will be postponed until further notice.

“The last thing we want is for our older people to go out in the middle of a storm like this,” said the councilor.

Also, colleges will close in America’s largest school system for at least Monday.

State and city authorities have asked all residents of NY and surroundings that do not go out to the street or drive if it is not necessary, since heavy snowfalls are expected from Sunday afternoon.

The ANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) It is forecast that the storm, one of the strongest this winter, will hit New York harder with strong winds and with the possibility of leaving about half a meter of snow.

The storm has already left heavy snowfall, winds and arctic temperatures in Chicago y Washington D.C., but its strength is expected to be noticed especially in New York.

New York has mobilized some 2,000 sweepers of snow to receive what is possibly the biggest snowstorm to hit New York since 2016.

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