There will be a ban on empty tractor-trailers and tandem trucks on 7 NYC bridges



Due to the weather forecast, empty tractor-trailers and tandem trucks are not permitted on seven bridges in New York City.

NEW YORK (WABC) — MTA Bridges and Tunnels, due to strong winds, will prohibit tandem trucks and empty tractor-trailers from operating on its seven bridges on Monday.

The limitation will go into force at 8 a.m. me. till 10 p.m. m.

Affected bridges include Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial, Robert F. Kennedy, Bronx-Whitestone, Cross Bay, and Henry Hudson. Throgs Neck, Verrazzano-Narrows, Kennedy.

During the specified hours, the Cross Bay Bridge and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will not have pedestrian walkways available.

The RFK and Henry Hudson bridge walkways, however, will continue to be accessible weather permitting.

In addition, Con Edison is cautioning that power outages and downed wires may result from the sustained strong winds.

They advise people not to approach downed wires.

Con Edison may guard downed wires until crews arrive to make repairs in order to guarantee public safety. Even when driving unmarked vehicles, company employees will always be identified by Con Edison.

How an Outage Should Be Reported.

Consumers can register at coned . com/text to receive text alerts. Additionally, customers can report outages and check the status of service restoration at conEd . com/reportoutage, by calling 1-800-752-6633, or by using the Con Edison mobile app on iOS or Android devices.

Con Edison will provide updates with their estimated restoration times as soon as they are available to customers who report outages. The Con Edison outage map also provides information on outages and restoration times.

Security Advice.

Avoid getting close to fallen wires. Handle fallen cables just like you would a live one. Never try moving them or contacting them with anything. Be aware that water, leaves, snow, or tree limbs can obscure downed wires from sight.

Notify Con Edison and your local police department right away of any downed wires. In the event that a power line falls on your car while you are inside, hold on until help arrives.

Entering flooded basements should be done very carefully. Serious injuries and dangerous conditions can result from water coming into contact with electrical equipment that is energized.

Transformators that are lowered to the ground should also be avoided by the general public. Gray metal drums with wires and poles attached are the transformers.

Installing and operating a portable generator should be done in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Never use a generator indoors, plug it into a wall unit, or place it outside close to vents or open windows in a house.

Disconnect or turn off appliances that would normally turn on automatically when service is restored if your power goes out. Electric circuit overload can occur if multiple appliances are turned on at once.

While you have power, charge your mobile devices, including cellphones.

Check that any radios that run on batteries are functional as well as your flashlights. Keep a stock of extra batteries on hand. Local radio and television stations provide news on electrical service as well as weather updates.

Visit www . conEd . com for additional storm preparation advice.


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