Blizzard dumps 26+ inches of snow on New York City

- New York was still trying to dig out Monday from a massive storm that crippled transportation in the region.

The 26.8 inches of snow that fell in Central Park on Saturday is a one-day record for New York City.  It was also the second-most for one storm since 1869. The snowfall narrowly missed tying the previous record of 26.9 inches set for a storm in February 2006. 

The highest amount recorded in the city was at Kennedy International Airport in Queens with more than 30 inches of snow reported by the FAA.

The usually bustling New York City looked more like a ghost town. With Broadway shows dark, thin crowds shuffled through a different kind of Great White Way, the nickname for a section of the theater district. And Bruce Springsteen canceled Sunday's scheduled show at Madison Square Garden.

New York Public schools were open on Monday but there were complaints about teachers not being able to get in and little parking in the city.

A Blizzard Warning had been in effect for most of the tristate region. That meant the snow storm, combined with high winds, would bring white-out conditions. 

The New York City Emergency Management agency issued a hazardous travel advisory for Saturday and Sunday. People were being encouraged to stay off of the roads.  The MTA suspended all bus service in New York City at noon on Saturday, to be lifted at 7 a.m. Sunday..

There were 90,000 power outages reported in New Jersey at of noon, according to Gov. Chris Christie.

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Snow began around midnight into Saturday night and did not taper off until around 10 p.m.. 

New York City saw its first snow of the season last Sunday but the city was 9 inches below average for snowfall for the winter before Saturday's storm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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