Sloppy Storm Sends Slush, Snow and Rain into Tri-State

Tri-state residents grappled with a wintry mix of snow, slush and rain Saturday and were told by forecasters that another dusting of snow could hit the region early in the work week..

Up to 9 inches of snow had fallen in areas north of New York City by mid-afternoon Saturday, with the largest snowfall recorded in Sussex County, New Jersey. Other areas in northern New Jersey, Westchester and Connecticut saw between 6 and 9 inches of snow, while New York City received between 4 and 6 inches of snow, mixed with rain - causing slushy, slippery conditions.

The rain/snow line moved north from the city into the lower Hudson Valley and the interior of New Jersey, bringing with it wet and slippery conditions, according to Storm Team 4.

Temperatures hovered at just around freezing in many spots, so drivers and pedestrians were urged to remain on the lookout for ice.

Thousands of people throughout the region experienced power outages. Con Ed reported that nearly 3,000 customers in Dyker Heights had their power restored by mid-morning.

Alternate side parking was suspended in New York City Saturday to assist with snow removal. School districts throughout the region announced they were canceling weekend classes and activities. The New York Racing Association canceled live racing at the Aqueduct Racetrack for the day.

Snowfall records for the day were set in Newark, Bridgeport, Islip and at JFK International Airport. In Newark, 5.1 inches of snowfall broke the record set on Jan. 24, 1948.

Transportation officials instituted a 35 mph speed limit all along the New Jersey Turnpike. They warned drivers that the mix of snow alternating with rain could cause conditions to change quickly.

The MTA and Port Authority canceled planned road repairs at the Battery Tunnel, the Bayonne Bridge and other key river crossings. 

Some scheduled subway construction was also postponed, though not all. Check for the latest updates.

Another sysem is expected to drop an inch or two as it moves across Pennsylvania on Sunday and early Monday.

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