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LIVE: Travel Bans, States of Emergency Issued as Blizzard of 2015 Looms for Northeast

The first blizzard of 2015 for the eastern United States will slam the New York City area and New England Monday night through Tuesday, bringing many communities to a standstill.

The blizzard will unload heavy snow amid winds to 35 mph. The combination of the snow and wind will lower visibility down to zero at times.

The hardest hit areas, from New York City to Boston, could get totals greater than 2 feet. In advance of the storm Monday, travel bans and states of emergency have already been declared for numerous areas.

Updates (All times listed in EST):

3:30 p.m. Monday: Snowy, icy roadways reported around New York City and Long Island, 511 New York reports.

3:14 p.m. Monday:

3:06 p.m. Monday: Boston is now expected to receive more than 2 feet of snow from the blizzard.

3:00 p.m. Monday:

2:54 p.m. Monday:

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2:21 p.m. Monday: All New York City Public Schools will be closed on Jan. 27, 2015.

2:10 p.m. Monday: To assist those leaving early from work due to winter weather, 26 trains have been added to New York's Long Island Railroad and Metro-North schedules this afternoon. According to an MTA service advisory, "Bus, commuter-rail, and subway service could be curtailed on a route-by-route basis, depending on conditions and snow-removal operations."

1:39 p.m. Monday: The NBA has postponed the New York Knicks' and Brooklyn Nets' home games scheduled for Monday night in anticipation of the winter weather.

1:01 p.m. Monday: The New York Stock Exchange has vowed to remain open Monday and Tuesday despite the storm:

12:54 p.m. Monday:Newark Liberty International Airport tops the list for flight cancellations today, with more than 770 arriving and departing flights canceled amid snowstorm.

12:51 p.m. Monday: All Massachusetts Bay Public Transport will be canceled Tuesday:

12:40 p.m. Monday: The Massachusetts Emergency Management agency has declared a State of Emergency effective Monday in preparation for the blizzard. Additionally, a statewide travel ban will go into effect at midnight on Tuesday:

12:30 p.m. Monday: According to a press release, Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency for Connecticut in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday. In addition, the governor announced that a travel ban for all roads is in effect beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

12:00 p.m. Monday: