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New York Sees 8 Inches Of Snow During Weekend Winter Storm
New York received around eight inches of snow during the winter storm that passed through the tri-state area over the weekend.
Although parts of NYC received several inches of snow when the system hit the area Saturday nightand Sunday morning, NBC News reports that counties to the north and west received the mostaccumulation. Some areas received eight inches during the storm.
A light snowfall began in the region early Saturday night. However, it didn't take long for the stormto kick into high gear. The snow forced the cancellation and delay of several flights in the area, whileofficials told motorists to proceed with caution as the roads quickly became hazardous to navigate.
According to The Star-Ledger, the National Weather Service predicted that two inches of snow couldhit the New York area every hour. The original prediction for the area was between four and 10inches.
In addition to hitting New York, folks living in New Jersey were also preparing for the worst. TheDepartment of Transportation had approximately 1,500 plows and 560 salt trucks on the roads tohelp drivers traverse the snow-covered roadways.
"I had to be on the road, so I'm on the road, but the roads are not easy. My daughter and I werecounting, there were only seven cars we passed. Those were the other seven people that should notbe on the road," a Westchester resident told NBC News.
Although travel could prove treacherous during the early morning hours Sunday, risingtemperatures could help melt some of the snow and ice off the roadways. Colder temperatures arecurrently expected to hit the New York area on Monday, followed by another winter storm onTuesday. However, no accumulation is presently predicted.
Not surprisingly, the snowfall in New York resulted in several incredible snapshots from arearesidents. If you're curious to see some images of the accumulating snow, then check out theembedded tweets below.
Snowy ? Queensboro bridge #Snow #NewYork pic.twitter.com/tKU5lF1zmm
-- Rincones Nueva York (@RinconesNY) December 15, 2013
A snowy walk through the Financial District earlier today - http://t.co/o7w5AescZ2 - #nyc #photo#newyork #snow pic.twitter.com/QUIEfnNnzB
-- Vivienne Gucwa (@travelinglens) December 15, 2013
In love with New York & the snow pic.twitter.com/9Uln4Cb0Cb
-- lexi martinez (@lexmartinez10) December 15, 2013