BROOKLYN - A winter blast created a messy morning commute Friday for residents in Brooklyn and the rest of the city.

The storm has dumped around 4 to 6 inches of snow ahead of an expected changeover to sleet and freezing rain. A winter storm warning is in place until 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city has 2,000 employees and 2,200 pieces of equipment working to keep the streets plowed and traffic moving. The Department of Sanitation is even hiring city residents to help with the cleanup. Anyone interested can call 311 - . The city would pay workers $12 an hour.

Alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules were suspended due to the storm. The sanitation department also canceled garbage and recycling pickups.

According to the MTA, bus service will be delayed. Commuters were urged to leave themselves extra time to get to their destinations and to be careful on the city?s slippery roads and sidewalks.

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