Videos Capture Snowy Scenes in New York's Central Park, Times Square

New Jersey closed all state offices Thursday for non-essential employees and the snow is expected to linger longer in the Trenton area, where a little more snow could fall. By Thursday morning, 9 inches of snow had fallen at La Guardia Airport, while parts of New Jersey had up to 6.5 inches of snow.

At Palm Beach International Airport, there were two delayed and 75 canceled flights listed as of 11:30 a.m., according to flight-tracking website

More than a foot and a half of snow has already fallen in some areas of MA and CT.

Risky travel conditions are forecast for I-95 cities from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston, the National Weather Service said. Whiteout conditions are possible, as the storm could at times dump between 2 and 4 inches of snow per hour.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that will remain in effect until 6 p.m. tonight and New Yorkers are encouraged to remain indoors-a telling sign of how serious Winter Storm Niko, as it's been named, really is.

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December 1947: The third largest blizzard in city history killed at least 77 people, with snow measuring at 26.8 inches in Central Park.

A blizzard warning means that heavy snow and strong winds will significantly reduce visibility.

The core of the storm will occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Numerous city's bustling streets and roads are empty with many people choosing to stay indoors away from the freezing temperatures.

February 8, 9:20 a.m.: A winter storm warning is now in effect for the eastern end of Long Island, starting late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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Expected high winds could cause power outages.

Scores of school districts, including Boston and New York City, had announced on Wednesday that schools would be closed.

The Department of Sanitation deployed 689 salt spreaders across the five boroughs ahead of the storm.

The prediction for total snowfall is still within 12 to 18 inches, but also with scattered thunderstorms.

Today's snowy conditions are in stark contrast to Wednesday's balmy weather, when some northeastern cities, such as Philadelphia and New York City, enjoyed record-high temperatures in the low- to mid-60s.

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A New York City doorman died while shoveling snow, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

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