Social media serves as blizzard info clearinghouse

The dreaded #blizzardof2015 didn’t hit New York as hard as expected, but New England was slammed with snow. Here’s how officials communicated.

Some areas-New York, in particular-didn’t get the historic snowfall many meteorologists were predicting would come with winter storm Juno. Other areas, such as New England, are likely to see big accumulations. In either case, officials took to social media Monday and Tuesday to inform people of what was happening.

For the first time ever as a result of weather, New York City shut down its subway system as part of a statewide travel ban that began at 11 p.m. Monday night. That ban also included commuter trains that go to New Jersey.

.@MTA and @PANYNJ facilities will close down tonight at 11pm — a “hard stop.” #blizzardof2015

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 26, 2015

At just before midnight, the Long Island Railroad’s Twitter account posted this photo of a completely empty Penn Station:

An eerily empty Penn Station as service is shutdown due to #Blizzard2015 pic.twitter.com/fOyp2r6YAj

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