Commuters face hazardous travel due to snow in NYC area and Long Island

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NEW YORK — First the cold. Now the snow. New York City area and Long Island commuters face hazardous travel conditions during the morning rush hour due to periods of snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon Tuesday.

Police reported a crash on the northbound Saw Mill River Parkway in Hastings-on-Hudson. But there were no reports of serious injuries.

Two to four inches of snow and wind gusts up to 20 mph are expected. The snow should end by afternoon.

The Sanitation Department has readied 500 salt spreaders and 1,600 plows.

Subways are operating on a cold weather plan. Commuters are advised to gives themselves extra time.

Alternate-side-of-the-street parking in New York City has been suspended for Tuesday. Parking meters will remain in effect.

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