A gust of wind also caused a man in his 60s to be injured in Bryant Park after he got hit in the head by a falling tree limb, CBS 2′ s Derricke Dennis reported.
AccuWeather meteorologist Eric Wilhelm said that the Tri-State area is going to continue to see high winds and rain until the early morning.
AThe accident happened on Route 32 and occurred when ice forced a vehicle traveling northbound to spin out and strike a car in the southbound lane.
The first flakes started falling in New York City about 2:30 a.m. By around noon, nearly three inches had fallen on the Upper West Side, around two inches in the Bronx and about an inch and a half in Central Park.
Parts of the Tri-State area will get a small blast of snow tonight before more snow hits the region over the weekend.
One of the worst hit spots was in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx where a seven car pileup created a busy night for emergency workers at West 228th Street.
Debris blocked two lanes of the westbound BQE, causing gridlock for miles.
Snow started falling late Saturday morning in parts of the Tri-state area, including in New York City and New Jersey as part of a storm that could dump anywhere from a dusting to up to 10 inches of snow throughout the region.
A nasty storm that brought heavy rains and winds with it toppled trees in several towns and made a huge mess for homeowners and commuters Thursday afternoon.
The next three days are expected to see temperatures in the middle to upper 90′s. AccuWeather RealFeel temps could hit 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon.
The Tri-State may be in for one of the hottest weeks of the summer. Since the mercury has topped 90 degrees for three straight days, the area is officially in its first heat wave of the season — and it won’t be cooling off any time soon.
Rain, sleet, snow and ice are pairing with thunder and lightning causing areas roadways to become icy and treacherous.
With the Tri-State area less than a week into spring, old man winter is back for a late March visit.
A combination of factors, including warmer temperatures, rain and snow melt could result in flooding for the Tri-State area.
It is shaping up to be a blustery and cold early Wednesday morning in the Tri-State Area. With temperatures expected to drop to a low of 15 degrees overnight, residents will have to be prepared.