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Update: Snow!

The storm has arrived.

Update, 8:40 am: Some snow will continue to come down through this afternoon, but the majority of the storm has passed. The city is encouraging people to stay inside today, but if you have to travel, take mass transit in an attempt to leave the roads clear for plows and emergency vehicles.

Subways and buses were snarled yesterday and last night, with as many as 150 buses reportedly stuck around Brooklyn and an A train stalled for more than 5 hours. There are currently delays across all the train lines, with the exception of the G and the 7, accoring to the MTA.

The BQE is currently closed between Atlantic and Hamilton avenues due to stalled tractor trailer trucks and disabled vehicles.

We want to hear from you. How has the blizzard impacted your plans? Send in your pics of the storm to Georgia.Kral@patch.com.

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Yesterday, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the borough beginning today at 5 a.m. and lasting through through 6 p.m. Monday. The snow hit late this morning and is expected to worsen as the day wears on, letting up sometime tomorrow. 

Brooklyn residents are advised to stay indoors beginning at 6 p.m. tonight. Winds are expected to reach up to 60 miles an hour with zero visibility at times. The borough may also endur power outages and some fallen trees.

Additionally, Alternate Side Parking regulations for Monday, Dec. 27 have officially been suspended to accomodate snow plows.

According to the forecast, Brooklyn should expect around 12.4 inches of snow, with other parts of  northeastern New Jersey, New York City, southeastern Connecticut and Long Island getting up to 16 inches.

The storm developed off the Carolina Coast and will head north to Canada by Tuesday.

Got a few goods shots of the snow? Send us your pictures. And check back with Carroll Gardens Patch for more winter weather updates in the neighborhood.

joe manna December 27, 2010 at 03:20 PM
Iam at my home in Brooklyn Our streets have seen a Plow all night and this morning., The Sun is out sky is blue, People are shoveing SNOW on side walk,cars are cover,Its great day to off

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