Eversource Energy says it's prepared for whatever this fourth nor'easter in three weeks brings to the region. The utility has line and tree crews in place as wind gusts of up to 45 miles an hour are expected in some areas.
A utility official says this storm has the potential to bring trees and tree limbs down onto power lines, causing damage to the energy system. Trees are already weakened from previous storms, leaving them susceptible to coming down in high winds and damaging equipment.
Metro-North is operating a reduced weekday schedule with some combined/cancelled trains during the peak periods. Conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly during the day, making travel extremely difficult or even impossible. In the evening, Metro-North plans to further reduce its service to hourly to ensure customer safety during the storm. Passengers should anticipate delays due to the effects of the winter storm.
Should storm conditions worsen and impact the ability to safely operate trains, Metro-North cautioned they may be forced to suspend service with little advance notice.