Metro-North suspends train service

-FILE - Metro-North train departs State St. Station in New Haven, Feb. 18, 2014. (WTNH / Jeff Bailey)

NEW YORK (WTNH) — Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Saturday afternoon that the last Metro-North train to go in or out of New York City will occur at 4:00 p.m.

The MTA released the following statement on their website as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a travel ban for New York City Saturday afternoon.

A major snow storm is currently impacting the MTA service area.

Due to deteriorating road conditions and poor visibility, NYC Transit and MTA Bus service will begin an orderly shut down of all local, limited and express bus service at NOON. Access-A-Ride service will also be suspended.

Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and NYC Subway service is currently operating with scattered weather related delays especially on elevated and open cut subway and rail line. Crews and snow fighting equipment have been dispatched and are working to keep platforms and rails clear of ice and snow. We are monitoring conditions for impacts to service. We advise customers if at all possible to remain at home during the duration of this storm.

For the latest Metro-North updates, visit them online.

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