Snow Swirls in Queens as Winter Storm Strikes New York City

Heavy snow blanketed New York City on Monday, February 1, with National Weather Service forecasters expecting the wintry conditions to continue throughout the day.

The weather service for New York City said the storm could dump up to 24 inches of snow across the region, with “near blizzard conditions” in some areas.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio restricted “all non-emergency travel” after 6 am on Monday in anticipation of heavy snow and strong winds.

This footage shows snow swirling in Queens. Credit: lelobnu via Storyful