Preparing for a snowy and cold Super Bowl - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Super Bowl XLVIII

Preparing for a snowy and cold Super Bowl

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

Secaucus Junction is the main transit hub for the Super Bowl. Tuesday's storm hasn't put the brakes on travel. But if it snows like this next week leading up to the big game, officials are vowing that the bad weather won't spoil the fun.

The New Jersey Turnpike can have near-whiteout conditions during a snow storm. The turnpike is one of the main roads to MetLife Stadium, home of Super Bowl XLVIII. The Department of Transportation told Fox 5 it has been doing tabletop exercises and will have extra emergency crews on standby Super Bowl week.

Many of the 400,000 visitors the NFL is expecting will be spending time in Manhattan, where cabs, cars buses and even bikes compete for space on snowy streets. City officials plan to monitor weather conditions carefully and remain flexible.

The Secaucus Junction train station has already geared up for the game. NJ Transit trains will take ticket holders directly to the front door of MetLife Stadium. Transit officials are planning for about 12,000 fans. If a snowstorm hits on game day, the host committee of course has a contingency plan for that.

While the snow is the most obvious weather challenge, all the planning agencies are also concerned about high winds and frigid temperatures, which could damage equipment. Just in case, they plan to also have extra repair teams on standby next week.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Almost all NYC pre-K centers ready

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:48:37 GMT
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
    Nearly all 1,100 facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program are ready to open on time after passing health and safety inspections. City officials said Friday they expect the eight remaining pre-K schools to remedy violations by Sept. 4's opening day. If they don't, affected children will be temporarily enrolled in other facilities.
  • Mark David Chapman

    John Lennon's killer denied parole again

    John Lennon's killer denied parole again

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:10:09 GMT
    John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times.
    John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times.
  • Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Official: NYPD body cameras are 'win-win'

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:02:35 GMT
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
    Public Advocate Letitia James says a 3-ounce camera, if used correctly, could be a key tool in improving community and police relations. She showed off one of the cameras she believes NYPD patrol officers need to be wearing. She said that the cameras would be a "win-win" for the public, transparency, police accountability improving police community relations, reducing civil liability.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices