Egads… It’s Snowing

The first day of Winter 2012 isn’t until December 21—but that hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from bringing snow to the region six weeks before the Solstice. Snow began falling lightly in Brooklyn Heights early this afternoon.

4 p.m.: A sopping, slushy mix is coming down with enough fervor to accumulate on streets, cars and foliage. It’s currently right at the 32-degree mark, with a Severe Weather Alert in place. Temps expected to remain just above freezing throughout the night. See more nabe pics below. (CT)

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  • Loves trees

    Tree down at Pierrepont and Monroe. Plus sad cut down of tree at corner of Monroe & Pierrepont. Are we to lose all our beautiful trees?

  • David on Middagh

    A few minutes ago, Henry St. (between Clark and Love Lane) was blocked by a tree limb. Emergency personnel were cutting it up and hauling it aside. There was one victim, who is alive, I’m told.

    Middagh St. (between Willow and Hicks) is currently taped off from traffic, possibly due to previous tree-disintegration.

  • Monty

    Fire department just removed a precarious branch from Willow St near Pierrepont.

  • Jack

    Yeah, busy night for those guys, now cutting up another tree on Cranberry St btw Willow and Hicks. One big branch off at corner of Willow St and Cranberry St

  • David on Middagh

    The Middagh St. tape has been broken, and there is plowing action.

    Frankly, I wish the mayor would direct our sanitation guys to pick up the mounds of recyclables instead of scraping up the slush.

  • north heights res

    Right. Because it’s much better to maintain the aesthetics of the neighborhood than to make sure that people are safe.

    Good grief.

  • David on Middagh

    North heights res, forgive me. I originally come from Vermont, where the standards for plowing are different. (In fact, they used to be different here, as you remember, until the city was late for that one big storm and never caught up and the mayor has never forgotten. Now the plows are out at night when only an inch is on the ground.)