Heavy Snow Falls on NYC, Tri-State Area

New York City and the rest of the Tri-state area is being hit by a major snow storm with blizzard-like conditions in some areas.

Schools in the city are closed with a forecast of 6 to 10 inches, with more possible for Long Island.  The worst of the storm is expected during the 8 o'clock hour, with snow falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday for most of the tri-state area.  Most of Long Island is under a Blizzard Warning.

Officials are encouraging people to leave the car at home and take mass transit if they must travel.  

The storm will wind down by this afternoon, but accumulation could make the evening commute could challenging. Officials say this will be a heavy, thick and wet snow, which is much more difficult to clear.

New York City has 700 salt spreaders, 1,600 plows and 315,000 tons of salt.

Snow Totals as of 8 a.m.:

New York City

  • Central Park: 2 inches
  • LaGuardia Airport: 1.5 inches
  • Kennedy Airport: 1.1 inches

New York State

  • Mount Sinai, Long Island: 2 inches
  • Warwick, NY: 7 inches

New Jersey

  • Newark Airport: 1.6 inches
  • Ridgewood, NJ: 2.3 inches


  • Fairfield, CT: 2 inches
  • New Haven, CT: 2 inches

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