The MTA has announced that all above ground subway stations will close at 4 a.m. Tuesday due to Winter Storm Stella, which is expected to arrive in New York City late Monday night.
Between 12 and 18 inches of snow accumulation is expected with snow falling at a rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour at the storm's heaviest.
Stella is expected to be the biggest winter storm of the season.
The MTA says it will have 13,000 workers on duty in the subways tomorrow. An estimated 9,700 will be dedicated to clearing snow.
The winter weather warnings in the Northeast affect an estimated 50 million people.
Classes at public schools in New York City have been canceled, per Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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