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First snowfall of the season leaves 2 to 6 inches in New York area; drivers urged to travel with caution

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NEW YORK — The first snowfall of the season has tapered off as roads are being cleared and many are digging snow out of their driveways, but it has also left slick roads and streets across the New York region, with cities calling on drivers to travel with caution.

Saturday’s snow left between 2 to 7 inches within the tri-state area, the highest total in the New York City area was recorded at about 4.6 inches in Central Park and LaGuardia Airport in Queens.  Connecticut got hit the hardest, with nearly 7 inches in some areas.

The snow didn't stop everyone, as people still ventured out, many enjoying the flakes. The weather also didn't stop people for coming out with a cause. Dozens marched with the #MeToo movement outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Columbus Circle.

It couldn't have been better weather for the annual SantaCon bar crawl. Many Santas and his helpers partied it up from morning until night.

Sanitation crews continued working through the night to clear out streets. About 700 salt spreaders and 1,200 snow plows were out to keep the streets safe.

As cold temperatures continue through the day, with lows near the freezing point, melting snow may refreeze, causing icy paths.

During the snow, Con Edison outages were reported throughout the five boroughs. About 814 customers were out of service Saturday, with most restored by Sunday morning, according to Con Edison. About 87 customers are still out of service.