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FRIGID WEATHER, CYCLONE WINDS OVERTAKE GOTHAM

Up to 12 inches of snow are expected to fall on New York City by midnight, but the lights of Broadway are not dimming for a minute. 

Sony Music and Republic closed their New York offices today as blizzard conditions made traveling in and around the city difficult and dangerous. Universal Music is open though it allowed employees to work from home (and is encouraging them to do so). Warner Music Group is open, weathering the bombogenesis. However, it's expected that most will close early and send home those staffers not already working remotely.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1am EST Friday as winds are gusting as high as 55 mph. Anyone in an office with a view is watching sheets of white stuff fly by their windows.

"It's nuts out here," one major-label exec in Manhattan texted succinctly, noting that, for the time being, it was still possible to get around via Uber.

The National Weather Service warned of whiteout conditions in coastal New Jersey, with heavy snow and wind gusts from 45 to 60 mph. Two-foot snow drifts were reported in Atlantic County, N.J.

More than 3,000 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled, nearly 900 of them at Newark and 500 at LaGuardia.

Among the venues that are sticking to their schedules are City Winery where Max Weinberg is performing; The Mercury Lounge; and the double bill of Jill Sobule and John Deutsch at Joe’s Pub. The Lincoln Center venues are open as well.

The Chase Rice show at Terminal 5 has been canceled. Most other major halls were not booked tonight.

The Broadway League, though, decided this morning the show must go on, announcing “As of now, all Broadway shows will play as scheduled today. For information about returns and exchanges, please contact your point of purchase.”

Fortunately, Bruce Springsteen has the week off.

Once the snow stops, temperatures are expected to drop into the low teens and single digits on Friday and Saturday with winds blowing between 15 and 25 mph.

If you're in the middle of this deluge, please stay safe and check in if you can. Some further details and forecasts can be found here.

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