Westchester braces for Tuesday snowstorm
Residents, business owners and local governments are all preparing for the storm set to hit the Hudson Valley late Monday night into Tuesday morning.
For many, that means stocking up on the essentials – including new shovels, snow blowers and ice melts. Some people don't have many items on hand because of the unusually mild winters the region has faced over the last few years.
While not everyone likes snow, it's a big day for local shops like Goldberg Hardware in Tarrytown. While a lot has changed over the 120 years the store has been in business, the pre-storm customer demand has remained the same.
"It's super important. We just haven't had enough of these days this year, the year before, or the year before, from my recollection. It just hasn't been as snowy as it used to be around here," Goldberg Hardware owner Greg Goldberg said.
Department of Public Works crews up and down the area have been pretreating roads, adding additional staffing and doing final tune-ups on snowplows and salters to keep the roads safe, particularly for Tuesday's morning commute.