Significant snowfall expected in the Bronx; NYC schools closed Wednesday

City officials and Bronx residents are gearing up for a significant winter weather event. Forecasters are predicting six inches of snow to fall in the Bronx with the precipitation expected to taper off by Wednesday afternoon.

New York City public schools are closed Wednesday because of the snow and below-freezing temperatures. All after school programs have also been cancelled, and Regents will be rescheduled.

The city assigned more than 2,000 sanitation workers to report to their stations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after the snow started. Mayor Bloomberg says the city still has 120,000 tons of salt available to help keep the streets clean.

Alternate side of the street parking has been suspended for Wednesday, and Bronx residents should expect some delays in garbage pickup.

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