Blizzard Wallops Gotham: Broadway Dark, Mass Transit Suspended, Record Snowfall Possible

New York City is being clobbered by the blizzard today, surprising the forecasters. The National Weather Service has increased its snowfall estimate to 24-30 inches for Manhattan, more than double the total forecast yesterday. All bridges and tunnels have been closed and the MTA has suspended above-ground service. Winds are gusting at 40-50mph in the other boroughs. Broadway will be dark tonight. All non-emergency vehicles have been banned from the roads and Mayor De Blasio has asked restaurants to cease deliveries. Metro-North and Long Island Railroad will suspend service at 4pm.30inches