“We want to provide an update on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as it relates to inclement weather. We have been in constant contact throughout the night and into this morning with city officials, including the Mayor’s office, the NYPD, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Buildings. As we stated yesterday, we have a proactive plan in place to deal with Nemo. That plan includes additional crews to help with snow, ice and salt maintenance, increased interior heating, among other precautions. We also have our tent architect and extra crews onsite to help manage our structure during the storm.
“Based on the most current weather models available, it is becoming clear that most of the snow accumulation and high winds will occur late tonight and end by early tomorrow morning. Mass transit continues to operate normally in New York, and there have been no service changes announced as of yet.
“In consultation with the city and CFDA, as well as our other partners, we have decided not to close Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week early this evening. All planned shows will go on as scheduled. We will continue to monitor the storm, and make changes to the schedule if they are needed. ”
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