Snowy, slick conditions slow down commuters

Mother Nature hit the borough with another blast of winter weather Thursday. Commuters braved heavy snowfall, icy conditions and plummeting temperatures. The city issued a

Drivers should use caution and take mass transit if possible.

Drivers should use caution and take mass transit if possible. (3/5/15)

BROOKLYN - Mother Nature hit the borough with another blast of winter weather Thursday.

Commuters braved heavy snowfall, icy conditions and plummeting temperatures. The city issued a hazardous travel advisory early in the day.

Drivers should use caution and take mass transit if possible.

Commuters say buses have been running with delays, so everyone is urged to allow extra time to get to their destinations.

The weather has also caused dangerous manhole fires, including one in Park Slope. No one was hurt and no damage was done to anyone's apartment. Both the FDNY and Con Edison say that it was likely caused by the snow.

Fire Chief Robert Amato says smoking manholes are more common in inclement weather. A spokesperson for Con Edison says if anyone smells gas or hears rumblings, especially during a snowstorm, call 911 immediately.

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