Commuters face blinding snow, slippery roads on Belt Parkway

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Commuters on the Belt Parkway faced blinding snow and slippery road conditions Thursday morning as a nor'easter intensified over the region. 

The storm began dropping snow over Brooklyn around 3:30 a.m. and continued throughout the day, according to News 12 meteorologists.  

The roadways were coated with snow, which made for a slippery and messy morning commute.

Local officials advised residents to stay off of the roads so that workers could treat them with salt and sand.

DOT officials say sent plow truck drivers out across the city when 2 inches of snow built up on the ground. 

All New York City public schools are closed today, according to officials.

Those traveling outside are advised to wear multiple layers as temperatures are expected to tumble.  

The storm is expected to bring between 5 to 8 inches of snow and high winds to Brooklyn before tapering off around 4 p.m.

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