Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/21/2012 - 17:31

Shortly after returning to NYC following a trip, I am faced with our very first winter snow storm of the 2012 season. Thankfully it is finally beginning to wind down, although it was snowing in parts of City Island late this afternoon.

The storm has left behind several inches of snow. Residents should expect a total of 3-6 inches of accumulations by the early evening hours.

By late this afternoon, that snow turned into a wintry mix, with sleet and ice pellets making for dangerous driving conditions.

As the temperatures fall overnight, public safety officials are advising drivers to be extremely careful for icy conditions.