Forecasters warn of severe cold weather, snow drifts and icy roads

Even on Wednesday in new York and it was cold on Thursday, according to weather forecasters will be even colder.

In the last days of January in the state are expected snowfall and strong wind — meteorologists warned, explaining rare for this area, the weather phenomenon is the influence of the polar vortex. In many parts of new York on Wednesday observed a sudden snow squalls, which ended as abruptly as it began.

SNOW SQUALLED! Time-lapse video shows a #snowsquall suddenly slam New York City — and quickly blow away

— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) January 30, 2019

On Thursday, the greatest danger will present extreme cold, snow drifts and icy roads, because they can turn into the equivalent of ice skating rinks, and snow squalls can affect visibility.

More than 20 vehicles, including a police car of the state of new York, had an accident on the highway in Genesee County during a snow storm on Wednesday.

More than 20 vehicles, including a New York State Police vehicle, were involved in a crash on the New York State Thruway in Genesee County during the #snowsquall

— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) January 30, 2019

Governor Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to leave the house and not to use the machine, if possible, especially in the Northern and Western regions, which are expected to suffer much more.

«Stay away from roads,» he said, joining state and local officials at a press conference in the state transport Agency in the suburbs of Buffalo.

Did you get caught in the #SnowSquall?

— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) January 30, 2019

Cuomo also added that the strong wind and decrease in temperature will create hazardous conditions that «should not be taken lightly».

Roads strewn with salt, but new Yorkers still call to be careful.

The #SnowSquall earlier was a quick but intense storm.

Note that @NYCSchools after-school programs are still in effect this evening.

— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 30, 2019

Travel bans for trucks and buses remain in effect for several Western trails. Roads can be icy, and the wind runs the risk of damaging power lines that can cause outages.

When the #SnowSquall wants you to take a seat

— Colleen (@colleensor) January 30, 2019

«Winds will intensify, and I’m just asking you all if you have the power goes out, call, — said the President of the Council on utilities Joseph Fiordaliso — We don’t want anyone sitting in a cold house in these cold temperatures.»

Afternoon snow squall in New York City #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc @EmpireStateBldg @agreatbigcity #snow #Snowsquall

— Gary Hershorn (@GaryHershorn) January 30, 2019

Governor Phil Murphy assured that the state has 1,400 pieces of snow equipment that they are ready to use.

How much snow would a snow squall squall if a snow squall snow squall could? #SnowSquall

— Marc Markley (@MarcMarkley) January 30, 2019

The police also joined the authorities asked people to stay home during snow storms.

As many of you are making your way home during the #snowsquall, we urge you to drive cautiously and if possible, use mass transit. As always, our officers will be out there protecting you in any weather #PolarVortex

— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 30, 2019