Photos submitted by Marlon Freistadt of a crane dangling at West 57th Street and 8th Avenue in New York City.
New Yorkers are bracing for a storm that will likely keep them indoors for a few days.
News Talk Radio caught up with actor Bob Brader and his wife, Suzanne Bachner who are getting ready to wait out the storm in Manhattan.
The couple are no strangers to Saskatchewan either, just this past summer Brader brought his one-man show, 'Preparation Hex,' to Regina's International Fringe Festival.
It may be closer to Halloween than Christmas, but highway crews in our province were ready for the snow.
"At this time of year, we're always prepared to do both continuation of our summer maintenance and winter snow and ice control, simultaneously if necessary," said Doug Wakabayashi, spokesperson for the Ministry of Highways.
Wakabayashi said it was "a pretty straightforward and quick process to bring the trucks back in, mount the plows and then just take on material, whether it be salt or sand."
A driver of a minivan is dead after a collision with a semi near Kindersley on Tuesday.
After heavy snowfall in the area, RCMP say it was the second of two collisions.
It happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon about 13 kilometres west of Kindersley on Highway 7. The minivan had two people inside. The driver was declared dead at the scene and a man was taken to the Kindersley hospital.
The season’s first heavy snowfall may put a damper on this year’s voter turnout, predicts a University of Saskatchewan political science professor.
Depending how slow-moving traffic in the city is Tuesday afternoon, that may determine how many voters will show up at the polling stations Wednesday morning, said head of the political studies department Joe Garcea.
“It’s not so much the amount of snow but how cold and windy it is and how slick the roads are,” said the associate professor in a telephone interview. “People are very risk averse to slipping.”
It happens every year; the first big snowfall sends people rushing to get their winter tires on.
It's safe to change your tires even earlier, as long as it's below seven degrees, said Mark Gamracy, manager at Quality Tire's Cornwall St. location.
A few people were hopeful for a repeat of last year's late snowfall, he said.
"We didn't have a lot of snow last year so a lot of people thought maybe they could wait and see what happens this year."
There isn't always a lot of patience for those last-minute crowds, he added.
In southern Saskatchewan we have our first taste of snow this winter and this time it’s sticking to the ground.
The light snowfall overnight shouldn’t make for a difficult drive in and around Regina where the roads are just wet and slushy with a few slippery sections Tuesday morning.
Other parts of the province aren't so lucky, Saskatoon is just one of the areas under a snowfall warning.
Many are waking up Tuesday morning to a strong system moving over the prairies, bringing with it, an early dose of winter.
Dan Fulton with Environment Canada is watching a wide band of snow on the radar right now stretching from southern Alberta into Saskatchewan.
"We're expecting the snow to become heavier in Saskatoon later (Tuesday) as the disturbance that's currently in Alberta starts moving towards the city," said Fulton.
He says it leave quite the covering.
City crews are getting ready to fight the flurries as the first significant snowfall of the year hits Saskatoon.
It's a very busy time for the public works department, said Saskatoon's public works manager Pat Hyde on Monday.
"We have to gear up for winter operations because each season we have to outfit the equipment for winter, summer and back again," said Hyde.
Areas across north and central
Saskatchewan could see between 10 and 15 centimeters--or four to six inches--of
snow tomorrow as the province prepares for the first major snowfall of the
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning today that includes areas around Saskatoon, The Battlefords, Prince Albert, Humboldt and Kindersley, which is standard practice when more than 10 centimetres of snow is expected.