When it comes to a new kind of snowstorm, ‘it’s just a matter of time’: Experian
By now, everyone in New York City knows that there’s a lot of snow in the forecast.
And when it’s that much, there’s little point in taking a chance.
The New York State Police, however, have another idea.
The department has announced plans to deploy ice to the city by this weekend.
According to a report in The New Yorker, the department is working with the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation and the National Weather Service to deploy about 1,200 tons of ice over the next few days.
“It’s not that the state is going to have no ice at all.
We are going to deploy some,” said Capt. John Lipscomb of the New York Police Department.
“It’s just that there is going a lot more ice.”
The plan is to start out small, deploying about 5,000 tons of the ice over two days.
After that, it will increase the amount to 7,500 tons per day.
Lipscompte said that this plan will be rolled out over the weekend.
“We’ll deploy the ice in the city and then move on to other areas where it’s needed,” he said.
“If you can keep that ice going, it’s going to be a lot easier to get it out there and to move it to places where we need it.”
The Department of Transportation said it would deploy about 7,000 pounds of ice per day from Sunday to Monday, while the Department of Health and Hospitals is planning to deploy 5,200 pounds per day of ice.
Lipscomb said that the plan to deploy the city’s snowplows and other emergency vehicles is a precautionary measure.
“They will be on standby until we get all the water out and the storm is over, and then we’ll deploy all the emergency vehicles,” he told the magazine.
Liptscomb said the plan does not affect the number of snowstorms that can occur, but it does mean that the city can expect to see a lot less snowfall in the next week.
“We’re expecting maybe less than one or two inches,” he added.
Lipscomb also told the New Yorker that the New Jersey National Guard would deploy to the area on Saturday.
“They will not be out there to do anything, but they will be here to assist in other ways,” he explained.
“There are a number of things that they’re doing that we can learn from, like, if we do not have a lot snow and if we have a big event like the Super Bowl, we will do something differently, and they’ll come out and assist us.”
Lipscompe said that during the Superbowl, the New England Patriots were allowed to use the Patriots Stadium as their practice facility.
“This is not a problem for the Patriots.
We’re not going to ask them to go into a place that’s not equipped for snowboarding, because they’re not equipped to snowboard,” he noted.