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New York City braces for up to four inches of snow

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New York prepares for first snow of the season

New Yorkers looking for a gentle transition back to the work week after an extended Thanksgiving weekend are in for a rude awakening. The city could see up to four inches of snow during a storm forecasted to slam the city from 11 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Sheets of freezing rain are predicted for the city early Monday morning, but the worst of the storm isn’t expected to strike the city until the evening, potentially setting New Yorkers up for some treacherous end-of-day commutes. Snow isn’t in the forecast for the morning, but a mix of rain and gusting winds could spell trouble for late morning travelers.

Officials with the Emergency Management Department urged city dwellers to opt for public transportation when possible and to drive cautiously. Public schools have remained open, but after-school programs that require school bus trips are canceled, according to the city’s Department of Education. The Department of Sanitation is deploying 705 salt spreaders across the five boroughs and will dispatch snow plows once two inches of has fallen.

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