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Snowstorm Well Underway - Periods of Heavy Snow and Difficult Travel into Tonight

Snowfall rates of 1" to at times 2" per hour are likely this afternoon and this evening across most of the area as low pressure passes to the region's south.  This will cause rapid accumulations and low visibility producing hazardous travel conditions.  The storm will begin winding down after 10-11pm with accumulating snow ending from west to east between 1am and 4am Thursday. Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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Stuck crane dangles load near NYC's Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities have closed a swath of West 57th Street in Manhattan after a crane hoisting a heavy square of construction material malfunctioned about 40 floors up.

The fire department says it responded to 145 W. 57th Street around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

It occurred during a tornado watch and a high-winds forecast.

It's the same residential construction site where a crane collapsed during Superstorm Sandy.

The crane Monday had its boom yanked out of position. It was pointed downward toward the street and the roof of Carnegie Hall.

The Office of Emergency Management said around noon that the load would be lowered manually. That could take hours.

Traffic was blocked from around 10th to 5th avenues. The gridlock resulting extended toward Times Square.
   AP-WF-10-07-13 1632GMT
 
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