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Alternate Side Parking, Open Streets Dining Suspended In New York City Due To Winter Storm

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- New York City is taking precautions as the city prepares to be hit with more snow.

A winter storm warning is in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with six to eight inches of snow expected.

As a result, NYC Emergency Management has issued a hazardous travel advisory for Sunday.

New Yorkers are asked to stay off the roads as much as possible.

WEATHER TIMELINE: Winter Storm Could Bring Up To 8 Inches Of Snow Sunday

Restaurants participating in Open Streets will also have to suspend outdoor dining in roadways all day Sunday. Restaurants are asked to remove electric heaters and remove or secure outdoor furniture and structures.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the suspension only applies to dining structures that are set up in the street. Outdoor dining on sidewalks is allowed to continue Sunday.

City officials say Open Streets dining may be able to resume Monday depending on accumulations and road conditions.

RELATED STORY: NYC Crews Preparing For Sunday's Snowfall While Still Cleaning Up From Previous Winter Storm

Alternate side parking will be suspended for the entire week, through Feb. 12, for snow removal.

Payment at parking meters remains in effect throughout the city.


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