NYC Gets Hit With Major Snow Storm

New York City and much of the tri-state area is feeling the effects of a major snow storm.

The forecast is calling for 8 to 16 inches of snow in New York City, with more possible north and west of the city.  Coastal communities could receive less snow, but they’re also facing the potential of significant flooding.

A state of emergency has been issued in New York City, New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut.  Drivers across the tri-state area are being urged to stay off the roads to allow the plows to do their job.

In Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy has issued a state travel ban.  That means all cars, with the exception of emergency vehicles, must stay off the roads.

The storm is impacting mass transit, with the MTA suspending above ground subway service and express subway service.  NJ Transit bus service has also been suspended, while trains are subject to delays and cancellations.

New York City public schools are closed today.  School is also closed in many communities across the tri-state area.

At the height of the storm, snow will fall at a rate of up to 4 inches per hour.

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