NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - The first snowstorm of the season was starting in the New York City area on Saturday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. Saturday until 4 a.m. Sunday.
Estimates ranged from 3"-6" inches of snow across New York City, much of Long Island and eastern New Jersey. Interior sections of the Garden State and upstate New York were expected to get less snow. Fox 5 weather forecasters warned that the track of the storm could move, which would change potential snowfall totals.
The light snow was expected to continue into the night. The high temperature Saturday was expected to be 36 degrees in the city.
The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations would be suspended on Saturday to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters was to remain in effect throughout New York City, however.
The New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a "Snow Alert" for Saturday.
In a snow alert, DSNY coordinates with the Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation on snow clearing protocol in accordance with each agency’s written snow plan. All relevant city agencies have been notified of the snow alert
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