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NEW YORK — Ahead of expected snowfall Thursday, New York City’s Department of Sanitation announced an alert Wednesday night.

The snow alert goes into effect 7 p.m. Thursday, and will remain for a minimum of 24 hours, the Department of Sanitation said.

Up to 6 inches of snow is expected overnight Thursday. As part of the Snow Alert, the Department of Sanitation is working with NYC Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation to prepare for snow removal.

The department has more than 2,000 total vehicles equipped with plows, including salt spreaders, and has more than 330,000 tons of salt on hand, according to a release.