The cleanup is beginning across the tri-state area after being hit by another nor’easter.
The snow fell all day on Wednesday, resulting in 8.2 inches of accumulation in Central Park. Parts of Queens and Brooklyn both got more than 11 inches, while Staten Island received 13.8 inches of snow. Patchogue, Long Island received the most snow in the area with 19.3 inches.
The good news is that much of the snow didn’t stick to the roads in many areas, allowing for things to return to normal quickly. Mass transit is operating typical weekday schedules while most flights are expected to leave from the area airports.
As of Thursday morning, there were about 30,000 power outages in the tri-state area. Most of them were in Monmouth and Ocean counties on the Jersey Shore.
Public school is open in New York City, but schools throughout the area are experiencing delayed openings. Alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended in the city.
School was canceled across the area on Wednesday and the storm caused NJ Transit bus service to be suspended during the afternoon. Some of the railroads were also forced to run modified schedules.
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