1. As you may already know, the National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning as Nemo heads to the tri-state area. The impending blizzard is forecasted to dump 10 to 14 inches of snow from Friday through Sunday, with wind blowing north at 15 to 25 mph, and gusts up to 45 mph. Patch will be bringing you updates throughout the day and the storm, so stay with us.
2. The Queens Midtown Tunnel closure planned for this weekend is cancelled because of the expected snowstorm, as is Friday’s midnight to 5 a.m. closure at the Robert F. Kennedy Harlem River Lift Span, otherwise known as the Triborough Bridge.
3. The Port Authority is deploying extra personnel on longer shifts at all its facilities to take on the storm. It's also "assembling snow-fighting equipment to handle whatever wintry conditions may develop at its airports, seaports, tunnels, bridges and PATH system," an announcement said.
4. Want to see where the closest snow plow is? Track them in real-time on NYC.gov with an app that went live Thursday afternoon.
5. Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended citywide today, Friday, Feb. 8, to facilitate storm preparation. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City.