Travel ban issued in NYC due to major snowstorm

Anthony Pino, right, pulls Simone, 2, right, and Serena, 5, center, with their friend Annabelle Hussian, on a sled along Broad Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange as Lissa Hussian follows along during a snow storm, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a travel ban in New York City as a massive snowstorm hits the region with up to two feet of snow.

Cuomo says all non-emergency vehicles should be all off the roads after 2:30 p.m.

Mayor de Blasio says police will enforce the ban. He also says people should heed the warnings and “immediately go home.”

He urged Broadway theaters to cancel performances and restaurants to close. Cuomo says Metro-North, the Long Island Rail Road and above-ground parts of the subway system will shut down at 4 p.m.

MTA buses stopped running at noon.

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