Category: Society / February 8, 2013 3:54 PM EST
The northeastern United States braced for a possibly historic blizzard that could drop up to three feet (nearly one meter) of snow from Friday (February 8) to Saturday and bring travel to a halt.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged residents to stay home.
"Stay off the city streets. Stay out of your cars and stay in your homes while the worst of the storm is on us. That's for your own protection during potentially hazardous outdoor conditions," urged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Forecasters predict between 10 inches (25 centimeters) and 14 inches (35.5 centimeters) of snow to fall in New York City as well as some moderate coastal flooding.
"You can't take nature too lightly. Hopefully it won't be anything drastic and it's certainly not going to be a Hurricane Sandy. But that doesn't mean you can't get badly hurt or killed if you are not careful. And help others," he continued.
Because New York City has still not fully recovered from Hurricane Sandy, officials said they had 1,800 Sanitation Department trucks equipped with snow plows ready to be deployed.
Video Source: Reuters