A man walks through blowing snow during Winter Storm Nemo in Somerville, Mass., on Feb. 9, 2013. (Brooks Canaday/Weather.com)
Winter Storm Nemo slammed into the Northeast, leaving New York City-metro area blanketed in snow. Though spared the worst of Nemo, New York City experienced significant snowfall totals – with 11.4 inches measured in Central Park.
Mayor Bloomberg says there is "an enormous amount of resources" out on the streets, with 2200 pieces of salting and plowing equipment on the road. Extra firefighters were put on duty through Saturday.
New York City’s buses are described as having “some delays” and experiencing “the curtailment of some bus routes” with subways “operating with scattered delays.”
Bloomberg has asked that drivers not take to city roads Saturday.
Outside New York City, an estimated 100 vehicles were disabled or abandoned along the Long Island Expressway early Saturday.
"The plows can't plow because of the disabled motorists…It's a very daunting task,” Lt. Daniel Meyers, a spokesperson for the Suffolk County Highway Patrol said.
Myers said he believed no motorists were left inside the stranded cars.
During the storm, the MTA shut down service on Metro North train lines, which serve commuters north of New York City. Limited service was expected to begin again after 11 a.m. The Long Island Railroad was operating on a severely reduced schedule, with trains on major lines running every two hours.
New Jersey Transit announced numerous service changes due to Nemo.
Newark airport was the first of the area’s airports to re-open following the storm. The Port Authority tweeted that the first flight into JFK after closure of the airport arrived at 9:30 a.m., with the first arriving at La Guardia at 9:24 a.m. Travelers are urged to check with their airline for flight information.