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LIVE: NYC crane collapse kills 1 as snowstorm ushers in gusty winds

A coastal storm will drop up to 10 inches of snow in the Boston area on Friday, creating messy travel conditions.

Morning commuters in New York and Boston already dealt with a wet morning snow.

"Snow will continue through Friday before tapering off late in the afternoon," AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Spamer said. "In addition to the snowy conditions, it will be breezy across New England, which could lead to blowing snow and low visibility at times."

Hundreds of flights have already been canceled at major Northeast hubs as the storm ramps up. Boston Public Schools canceled classes in advance of the storm.


UPDATES: (All times are listed in EST)

11:01 a.m. EST Friday: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday morning's crane collapse occurred as crews were attempting to secure the crane due to the windy conditions. One person sitting in a parked car was killed. Three injuries were reported, two of them serious.

10:31 a.m. EST Friday: Snow created a wintry scene in front of the Boston Public Library this morning:

10:15 a.m. EST Friday: Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports more than 3,000 crew members are working to clear and treat roadways throughout the state.

9:59 a.m. EST Friday: Massachusetts State Police report numerous crashes and spin-outs this morning:

9:57 a.m. EST Friday: Reed Timmer reports from Central Park:

9:34 a.m. EST Friday: More than 140 flights have been canceled at LaGuardia Airport, according to FlightStats. At Boston Logan International Airport, more than 100 flights have been canceled.

9:25 a.m. EST Friday: Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer reports live from a snowy New York City:

Live from NYC snow event!

Posted by AccuWeather.com on Friday, February 5, 2016

9:17 a.m. EST Friday: FDNY reports one person was killed when a crane collapsed in Manhattan earlier Friday morning. Two other people were seriously injured. Wind gusts at the time hit around 20 mph with a peak gust of 23 mph at 8 a.m.