5:47 PM EST, January 11, 2011
NEW YORK (WPIX)
New York City declared a low level weather emergency ahead of a storm headed to the Tri-state area Tuesday night.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg fell short of declaring a snow emergency which would have kept private vehicles without snow tires or chains off designated snow routes and bans parking along those routes.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon, with the heaviest snowfall expected overnight.
New York City and its suburbs could get 8 to 14 inches of snow.
Bloomberg's administration admitted during a City Council hearing this week that declaring an emergency during the post-Christmas blizzard might have been the better call.
The city last declared a snow emergency in 2005.
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