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Overnight Snowfall Blankets City

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A man runs his snowblower to clear the sidewalk on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn Wednesday (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

The city was hit with about four inches of snow overnight, creating conditions for slippery roadways and sidewalks during the morning commute.

The city was hit with about four inches of snow overnight, creating conditions for slippery roadways and sidewalks during the morning commute.

 

Some express subway trains are running local during the morning commute and buses were delayed because of road conditions. New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road were experiencing delays of up to 15 minutes.

Many school districts have delayed openings this morning.

The snowfall Friday morning paled in comparison to the 20 inches that fell on the city during the Dec. 26 blizzard. Fallout from the city's botched response to that storm continues to unfold. 

About 100 Brooklyn residents voiced their anger about the clean-up efforts Wednesday night during one of a handful of townhalls held throughout the city on the snow removal. 

One resident, Robert Davis, brought the raucous meeting to silence when he told the heartbreaking story of watching Claire, his wife of 25 years, die from a heart attack after he frantically called 911 twice on Dec. 27 and waited for emergency responders to arrive.

"She was already gone by the time they got there," Davis, who had to sit with his wife's body until the Medical Examiner arrived a day later, told the crowd through tears.

 

Ailsa Chang contributed reporting.

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