Storm Blasts Tri-State With Snow, NYC Gets More Than 4 Inches

By Storm Team 4
|  Monday, Dec 16, 2013  |  Updated 6:44 AM EDT
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    A powerful storm blasted the tri-state with snow Saturday, hitting the counties north and west of New York City the hardest, complicating travel but making the metro area a winter wonderland.

    More than 7 inches fell in Westchester County, Connecticut's Fairfield County got more than 6, parts of northern New Jersey saw more than 5 inches, and in New York City, the Bronx had more than 4 inches while Central Park and Brooklyn saw more than 3.

    The storm began with light snow in the morning before growing heavier and fast-paced in late afternoon. The rain line continued north as night fell and cold air moved out. The storm moved out Sunday morning and temperatures rise into the low 40s.

    Travel advisories were in effect for much of the area, and airports told customers to check with their carriers before flying today.

    The speed limit on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike was lowered to 45 mph for most of Saturday because of the heavy snow.

    Airlines canceled about 940 flights because of the storm, mostly in the Northeast and Midwest. Almost 350 flights into and out of Newark, N.J., were canceled.

    "It's a pretty bad day for Newark," said Mark Duell, a spokesman for FlightAware, a website that tracks commercial airlines. About 40 percent of Newark's 900 flights have been cut, he said.

    The New York City Department of Sanitation said early Saturday evening that it had salt spreaders and plows out to cover roads roads in all five boroughs, and that crews were out all night.

    Get the latest forecast and track the storm with our interactive radar here.

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