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Hell’s Kitchen was bracing itself this morning for one of New York’s biggest snowstorms. Weather forecasters are predicting that 1-2 inches per hour will fall throughout the day and into tomorrow. At times winds will gust up to 40 miles per hour, bringing near-blizzard conditions.

The Department of Sanitation and the Subway are moving — but non-essential Nissans are banned from New York streets.

Mayor Bill de Blasio added to yesterday’s restrictions by issuing a State of Emergency until 6am tomorrow morning (Tuesday) that restricts all vehicles on New York City roads except for essential and emergency travel.

We took a look at sunrise this morning at the state of the roads and sidewalks in the area.

Early morning at the Roosevelt Gourmet deli on W57th St and 10th Avenue.
Dog walking in the snow on 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.
The strings of winter lights on W55th Street.
Snow clearing on 9th Avenue at sunrise this morning.
Still opportunities for flower and Valentine’s shopping today.
Checking on the fire hydrants on W44th Street.
Snow clearance at Piccinini Bros butcher shop on 9th Avenue.
A stone lion braving the snow on W44th Street.
Buried yellow taxis on W44th Street are always a sign of a good snowstorm. Check back later…
Schools are closed for in-person teaching throughout the city today.
The scene on 10th Avenue at the Skyline Gourmet Deli.
Citi Bike service has been suspended in the city until at least tomorrow.
A Department of Sanitation Snow Plow clears 10th Avenue early this morning.

The last winter snowfall of this intensity was in January 2016 when Snowpocalypse landed 27 inches of the white stuff on the city!

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