Another heavy dose of the white stuff has proven deadly and dangerous for Brooklynites.
A pregnant woman died after a Bobcat snowplow struck her in the back parking lot of a Bay Ridge supermarket on 63rd Street near Eighth Avenue around 10:42 this morning, police said.
The 36-year-old woman was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and pronounced dead at 11:39 am. Her baby boy was delivered at the hospital and remains in critical condition, according to cops.
A ramp to the East River Ferry in Greenpoint also collapsed into the icy waters of the tidal strait on Thursday morning around 9 am, causing the ferry company to suspend service through the weekend.
“While I’m grateful that no one was hurt, this morning’s ferry ramp collapse in Greenpoint raised a number of safety concerns that I hope [ferry company] NY Waterway and the [Economic Development Corporation] will quickly investigate so this vital service can be restored,” state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D—Greenpoint) said.
The latest in a string of groan-inducing snowstorms is predicted to dump 8 to 12 inches on the city by Friday morning, but Mayor DeBlasio held true to his Wednesday night promise to keep schools open on Thursday — infuriating even his top officials.
“It is clear that a re-evaluation of the criteria for closing New York City schools is needed after today’s storm,” Public Advocate Letitia James said in a statement. “We must adjust the standards so that students, teachers, administrators, and parents are not put in harm’s way.”
Gov. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the city and the Council canceled all Thursday hearings.
Rain, snow, and sleet could bring three to seven smore inches of snow tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
Alternate-side parking is suspended through Monday.