THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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PORT AUTHORITY READY TO BATTLE WINTER’S FIRST SNOWSTORM

Date: Jan 18, 2002
Press Release Number: 4-2002

PORT AUTHORITY READY TO BATTLE WINTER’S FIRST SNOWSTORM
Forecasters Predict Up to 6 Inches Will Fall Beginning Saturday Afternoon

EDITOR\'S NOTE: Updates on the storm will be posted as warranted on the Port Authority’s Web site – www.panynj.gov.

The Port Authority is geared up for the first major snowfall of the winter season with more than 200 pieces of heavy snow-removal equipment, and tons of sand, salt and deicing chemicals on hand to keep the airports, bridges, tunnels, and the PATH system operating safely and smoothly.

The National Weather Service has forecast that a winter storm will move into the New York-New Jersey area shortly after noon tomorrow and dump 4 to 6 inches of snow before ending at night.

\"Snow desks\" at Port Authority’s facilities will be activated tomorrow morning, allowing key personnel to analyze weather reports and deploy staff and equipment. During severe storms, Port Authority employees work around the clock in 12-hour shifts.

The Port Authority’s winter-weather arsenal features: