Snowstorm slows NYC evening commute to a crawl

November 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of heavy, wet snow that slowed the evening’s commute to a crawl.

The snowfall Thursday downed countless tree branches throughout the city, causing traffic gridlock in some areas. Police advised people to stay indoors and avoid the roads, if possible.

Officials also advised commuters to avoid the Port Authority Bus Terminal due to overcrowding. They say the poor weather made it difficult for buses to reach the terminal.

The Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit were reporting 30-minute system-wide delays and a multi-vehicle accident on the George Washington Bridge added to the traffic nightmare.

The metro-area airports were reporting delays of up to an hour.

The snow turns to mostly rain overnight.

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