Snow comes down over the Brooklyn Bridge, as blizzard hits New York City.

Predictions for today’s storm were so dire that officials canceled school and grounded flights hours before the first flakes even fell, sending the city into emergency mode as the behemoth blizzard inched closer to Gotham.

“This will probably shut down East Coast cities for the next couple of days,” meteorologist Jim Rouiller said Tuesday. “This is definitely going to be one for the record books.” {Read more} NY Daily News