Spring Snowstorm Pounds Area with Little Accumulation [Gallery]

Spring Snowstorm Pounds Area with Little Accumulation
by David Greene

Meteorologists are again eating crow as predictions of 6 inches to more than a foot for the fourth nor’easter in as many weeks– appeared to have produced closer to just 3 inches in a storm that arrived on the first full day of spring.

Winter Storm “Toby” arrived at after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21 and continued to snow for the better part of the next 21 hours, with little accumulation.

According to the National Weather Service, the heaviest snow in the five boroughs was reported on Staten Island with 13.8 inches, followed by Queens with 13.7, Brooklyn 12.7, Manhattan 10, followed by the Riverdale section of the Bronx with 5.5 inches.
New Jersey Transit was suspended at 3 p.m. Wednesday and more than 4,000 flights across the country were cancelled due to the storm. Two traffic deaths related to the storm were reported in New Jersey and on Long Island.

The New York City Department of Sanitation reports that 2,400 workers will work in 12-hour shifts using 1,600 plows and 693 salt spreaders– a job that will continue until all the roads are cleared.

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