Observed storm total snowfall as of 934 AM. Many thanks to all our contract/cooperative/volunteer observers, trained spotters, broadcast media partners, social media followers, fire/rescue personnel, and amateur radio operators for your reports! pic.twitter.com/aHy1O1VijA
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) December 3, 2019
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— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) December 2, 2019
Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction on I-78, I-80, & I-287 is being LIFTED at 8 pm TONIGHT, Monday, Dec. 2. All vehicles may resume normal travel. Use caution – roads may be slippery. Stay clear of plows, spreaders & emergency responders. Read more: https://t.co/hs6LanbQhE pic.twitter.com/UDfhMw473Y
— NJDOT (@NJDOT_info) December 3, 2019
THE LATEST ON THE WINTRY STORM:
NEW YORK (AP) —
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for seven counties in the state.
He says he also deployed 300 National Guard members to assist with snow removal Monday in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains in eastern New York.
I am declaring a state of emergency for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga and Ulster Counties.
I'm also deploying 300 members of the National Guard to assist with snow removal and clean-up operations in these counties.
Stay safe, New York!
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 2, 2019
New York State Police have responded to more than 740 storm-related crashes statewide and assisted more than 550 disabled vehicles.
Snowfall totals in New York since Sunday ranged from a few inches in western counties to more than a foot in the Albany area.
The nor’easter is expected to drop 10 to 20 inches of snow by Tuesday morning from Pennsylvania to Maine.
A snowy nor’easter bearing down on the East Coast is snarling travel and causing school districts and colleges to cancel classes.
Flightaware.com reports that more than 200 flights into or out of the U.S. are canceled as of Monday morning. Many canceled flights were at New York and Boston-area airports.
Dozens of school districts in upstate New York were closed Monday, along with several State University of New York campuses and other colleges.
New York told state workers in some government offices to stay home Monday, and New Jersey planned to close offices for nonessential employees at noon.
Many buses from New York City to Pennsylvania and upstate destinations such as Ithaca and Binghamton were canceled.
#JFK AirTrain has resumed normal service. Shuttle buses will continue to supplement service until 1 am. 
— Kennedy Airport (@JFKairport) December 3, 2019
— Kennedy Airport (@JFKairport) December 3, 2019
Weather conditions have caused #LGA Airport flight disruptions. Check with your airline to determine the status of your flight. 
— LaGuardia Airport (@LGAairport) December 2, 2019
Weather conditions have caused EWR Airport flight disruptions. Please check with your airline to determine the status of your flight. 
— Newark Liberty Airport (@EWRairport) December 2, 2019
State government offices in New Jersey will close early as a wintry storm bears down on the East Coast.
Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday decided to shut government offices for nonessential employees at noon.
Commercial vehicles were banned and lower speed limits put in place on stretches of some Pennsylvania interstate highways.
A nor’easter is expected to drop 10 to 20 inches of snow by Tuesday morning from Pennsylvania to Maine.
Flightaware.com reports that more than 180 flights into or out of the United States are canceled as of Monday morning.
A wintry storm that made Thanksgiving travel miserable in the central and eastern United States has moved into the Northeast at the beginning of the workweek.
Heavy snow, rain or a mix of both is greeting commuters Monday morning along the Eastern Seaboard.
The nor’easter is expected to drop 10 to 20 inches of snow by Tuesday morning from Pennsylvania to Maine. Schools are closed across the region.
Flightaware.com reports that several flights are canceled or delayed at airports in the New York and Boston areas.
The weather is looking brighter across the West and Midwest as the storm moves on. Duluth, Minnesota, is cleaning up more than 21 inches of snow.
Update: Salt spreaders are out across the city addressing snowy conditions. They will work through the night. ❄️Be aware that wet streets may refreeze overnight. ❄️ Please follow your normal collection schedule, however, delays are to be expected during snow operations. ❄️ pic.twitter.com/3IjoT5vAna
— NYC Sanitation (@NYCSanitation) December 2, 2019
STORM BEARS DOWN ON EAST, PROMISES UP TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW IN SOME NORTHEAST AREAS
NEW YORK (AP) — A wintry storm that made Thanksgiving travel miserable across much of the country gripped the East with a messy mixture of rain, snow, sleet and wind, slowing the Monday morning commute, closing schools and offices, and snarling air travel.
Forecasters said the nor’easter could drop 10 to 20 inches of snow by Tuesday morning from Pennsylvania to Maine. Heavy snow was possible in the Appalachian Mountains down to Tennessee and North Carolina.
“We’ve got our shovels ready. We’ve got the snowblower ready. We’re prepared,” said Paul Newman, of Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Schools closed preemptively as rain was expected to turn into snow in the region’s first significant storm of the season, a nor’easter so named because the winds typically come from the northeast.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo advised nonessential state employees to stay home Monday, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared government offices for nonessential employees would close at noon.
More than 180 flights into or out of the U.S. were canceled Monday morning, with more than 450 delays. Airports in the New York and Boston areas accounted for many of them.
Tractor-trailers were banned or lower speed limits put in place on stretches of interstate highways in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Inland areas appeared to be in for the worst of it, with the forecast in Albany, New York, predicting 6 to 14 inches.
Only 3 inches of snow was expected in New York City. Up to 9 inches, though, was possible in Boston by Tuesday night. As much as 5 inches was forecast for Philadelphia.
The trouble began in the East on Sunday as the storm moved out of the Midwest.
State police had responded to more than 550 storm-related crashes across New York by 7 p.m. Icy roads caused crashes on Interstate 84 in Pennsylvania, and ice closed part of Interstate 81 near Binghamton, New York, for a time.
The same storm has pummeled the U.S. for days as it moved cross country, dumping heavy snow from California to the Midwest and inundating other areas with rain.
Duluth, Minnesota, is cleaning up more than 21 inches of snow. Major highways reopened in Wyoming and Colorado after blizzard conditions and drifting snow blocked them.