A jogger makes their way through Central Park as snows falls Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. (Photo:
The Parks Department issued a strong warning to the public yesterday on thier website
for the public not to enter parks during the storm.
"No one should enter any City Park until further notice. Heavy wet snow and strong wind gusts, combined with full leaves still on trees, is damaging thousands of trees in parks throughout the City, creating an elevated and ongoing danger of falling branches and trees. To report downed trees or branches, please visit our forestry service request system or call 311. In case of emergency, please call 911."
No deaths were reported in the city, but a 69-year-old woman was hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries after she was struck by a falling tree branch at W. 61st St. and Central Park West about 1 p.m, according to the NY Daily News.