Underground subway platforms turn into real-life snow globes

Thursday’s bomb cyclone has covered every inch of New York City with snow — even the subway platforms.

Snow caked underground stations, particularly in Brooklyn, adding an additional hazard to the usually slippery, slush-covered steps.

Commuters posted photos on Twitter showing stations around the city covered in snow, including 59 Street, Clinton-Washington Avenues and the Bergen Street station.

“Are we shoveling subway stations as well? Real question,” tweeted Brooklyn Councilman Justin Brannan, with photos of two snow-swept subway platforms. Brannan speculated that the snow was coming down fast enough to fall through subway grates, and that it was cold enough underground to have not melted right away.

“To see snow building up in some of the stations was a little bizarre. You’re stepping out of your train into a little pre-snow,” he joked, adding that he had been forwarding photos constituents sent to him of snow-covered platforms to the MTA.

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