New York City-area roads, subways to close at 11 p.m.

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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 5:24 PM
New York City-area roads, subways to close at 11 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a storm-related travel ban will go into effect on all New York City-area roads at 11 p.m., along with a shutdown of the city's subway system and commuter rails.

Cuomo says only emergency personnel will be allowed on roadways in 13 counties, including New York City and Long Island, after that point. Anyone else caught driving will get a summons for up to $300.

The governor says the ban is a safety precaution, to avoid potential dangerous situations of people getting stranded in their vehicles in the snow.

The subway system shutdown allows subway cars to be put away safely in places where they can be put back in service more quickly when the storm is over.