A powerful nor'easter is slamming the tri-state area, bringing with it blasting winds and heavy snow as residents prepare for a potentially paralyzing blizzard with as much as 20 inches of snow.
A blizzard warning was in effect Saturday morning from New York City to the Jersey Shore, with conditions expected to remain hazardous until at least Sunday morning. Storm Team 4 projects 15 to 20 inches of snowfall in New York City, on Long Island and in nearby areas of New Jersey.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday morning that he was declaring a state of emergency. About 600 members of the National Guard were on hand.
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Source: NBC News