NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City officials say salt spreaders and plows were out in force throughout Saturday as crews handled an overnight snowfall while preparing for another round on the horizon.
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Plows hit the roads early Saturday, taking piles of salt with them from the Department of Sanitation’s West Side depot.
Sanitation officials said nearly 700 crews spanned across the five boroughs.
Winter Storm Watches have been expanded to include the entire tri-state area. 4 to 6 inches of snow is possible from Sunday afternoon into early Monday morning. Plan on slippery road conditions, which could impact the Monday morning commute. pic.twitter.com/efbMatG6ms
— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) March 2, 2019
People woke up having to clean off their cars and shovel their walkways throughout the Tri-State area, with many areas across New York and New Jersey seeing upwards of three inches.
Although there wasn’t much in terms of accumulation in the city, officials still urged cautions as the roads were still slick.
It was just the beginning of a very snowy weekend for the area, as a much larger weather event is expected to hit Sunday night into Monday.
Between three and six inches are predicted for most of New York City, with areas north and west of the city facing up to a foot of snow by Monday morning.
Stick with CBSNewYork.com for more on those developing systems.