Massive snowstorm prompts Gov. Cuomo to declare emergency

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo answers a question from the media during a storm briefing at the Thruway Authority in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov.19, 2014. The Buffalo area found itself buried under as much as 5½ feet of snow Wednesday, with another lake-effect storm expected to bring 2 to 3 more feet by late Thursday. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency as a massive storm blankets New York with up to two feet of snow.

Cuomo says New Yorkers should stay inside Saturday and avoid driving.

He says there are no plans to shut New York City subways, Metro-North or the Long Island Rail Road but service may be curtailed.

MTA bus service in New York City will be shut down at noon.

Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye says most bus service out of the Port Authority Bus Terminal is canceled. But Foye says Greyhound buses are operating.

New Jersey Transit has canceled bus service.

Cuomo, Foye and other officials spoke at a briefing at the governor’s Manhattan office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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