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City Issues Snow Alert As Storm Hits Five Boroughs

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A snow alert is in effect as the first significant storm this winter hits New York City.

Snow fell consistently across the five boroughs all day. The storm is expected to drop about three to fives inches of snow across the city.

Heading into Saturday night, roads were getting slippery and the Office of Emergency Management issued a warning that driving conditions will be dangerous because of the mixture of ice, snow and freezing rain.

Earlier, the city brought in extra staff to man salt spreaders and snow plows to combat the storm.

The Bronx is expected to get the most accumulation of the five boroughs.

On Saturday afternoon in the Bronx, residents said they were ready for whatever Mother Nature had in store.

“Of course I’m ready for it, I’m a New Yorker. I remember 1994 when there was walls of snow, so this is just a walk in the park for me. I’m ready for it, I’m a trooper,” said a man in the Bronx on Saturday morning.

“I love it. Gotta clean away the germs, so I love this,” said a woman.

Alternate side parking rules will be suspended but meters are still in effect.

Travelers should expect delays at airports. It's a good idea to call ahead and check on flights before heading out the door.

Almost all scheduled weekend work has been canceled for the subway system.
Buses, the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North are set to operate on normal weekend schedules depending on the storm's severity.

For the latest transit updates, go to www.mta.info.

For more information on plow schedules and other storm-related news, go to nyc.gov/severeweather.

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