Pedestrians cope with snow covering sidewalks and streets in Time Square on January 23, 2016 in New York City. A major Nor'easter is hitting much of the East Coast and parts of the South as forecasts warn of up to two feet of snow in some areas. January 23, 2016| Credit: Astrid Riecken
Pedestrians cope with snow covering sidewalks and streets in Time Square on January 23, 2016 in New York City. A major Nor'easter is hitting much of the East Coast and parts of the South as forecasts warn of up to two feet of snow in some areas. January 23, 2016| Credit: Astrid Riecken

In New York, the people were in the middle of a big snow storm right now

No cars allowed on the street at the moment. But Central Park looks beautiful.

Officials say the 26.8 inches of snow that fell in New York City’s Central Park is the second-most recorded since 1869.

The National Weather Service announced the new snowfall total just after midnight Sunday. That narrowly misses tying the previous record of 26.9 inches from February 2006.

Officials began keeping records on snowfall totals in 1869.

Snow stopped falling in New York City shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday night.

A travel ban to keep non-emergency workers off the roads is set to be lifted by early Sunday morning. Transit officials suspended above-ground train service.

A massive snowstorm has blanketed the East Coast with strong winds and heavy snowfall bringing cities to a standstill.

At least 18 deaths have been blamed on the weather.

 

No cars allowed on the street at the moment. But Central Park looks beautiful