It's a snowy Saturday in the Tri-State area! The heaviest snow is expected on coastal New Jersey and Long Island. They have been preparing there and are ready. Check back here for the latest on the weather:
3:15 p.m.: Click here for viewer snowstorm pictures Look for more below.
2:30 p.m.: SNOW TOTALS: How much snow has fallen in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut?
2 p.m.: Meteorologist Jeff Smith with the forecast:
1:44: A look at snowfall estimates:
1:16 p.m.: The latest expected snowfall
1:06: The New York Racing Association canceled Saturday's races at Aqueduct Racetrack because of the snow.
1 p.m.: Meteorologist Jeff Smith with the forecast:
12:03: Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim declared a snow emergency for Bridgeport as updated forecasts are calling for up to 8 inches of snow between mid-day and Saturday night. Parking is banned on all snow emergency routes in Bridgeport and is restricted to odd side of the street parking on all city streets until further notice to make a clear lane for city snow plows. Click here for a full list of snow emergency streets.
-- Bridgeport snow related emergencies hotline, 203-579-3829
-- Bridgeport residents with power loss hotline, 800-722-5584.
ALERT, 11:35 a.m.:Winter storm warning area expanded to include parts of NYC and more of NJ. Click here for more
11:29 a.m.: 20 active motor vehicle accidents right now in Suffolk, slightly above average
11:28: Reach emergency office at (631) 852-4900, and Suffolk cops at (631) 852-COPS
11:26 a.m.: Anyone in need of shelter or in need of heat, call Suffolk ER (631) 854-9100. Public urged to check on elderly. Dial 911 only in an emergency.
11:24 a.m. Certain transit routes stopping at 5 p.m. Best to stay home if possible - and Bellone urges all to stay off roads. East End bus service, routes 10A, 10B, 10C, 8A, suspended after 5 p.m.
11:23: 170 pieces of snow removal equipment, 15,000 tons of salt prepared, vehicles ready
11:20 a.m.: Suffolk Cty exec Steve Bellone spoke with governor offered assistance with prep for snow. Monitoring continues.
11:01 a.m.: We are getting ready for the news conference in Suffolk County.
10:46: From the New York City Emergency Management Department, as of 10:15 a.m., heavier snow was moving in and travel conditions were quickly deteriorating. Snowfall rates of an inch per hour are likely through the afternoon.
10:37 a.m.: Meteorologist Bill Evans is in Suffolk County:
10 a.m.: Diana Rocco was live in Cheesequake
9:44 a.m.: A look at the ESB this morning
9:37 a.m.: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will be joined by the Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, Suffolk County Police Department and County Department of Public Works for an update on the snow at 11 a.m.
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