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NYC blizzard by the numbers: Snow totals, emergency calls and more

Saturday's storm blanketed New York City in historic snowfall -- breaking a record for one-day snow accumulation.

It also ranked overall as the second snowiest storm in our city's recorded history.

Scroll down for a by-the-numbers look at the big winter storm -- from emergency calls to accumulation by borough.

Ranking the snowiest storms

Historically, the storm ranked second by a hair
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Historically, the storm ranked second by a hair for most snowfall in Central Park.

Here are the top five snow storms in New York City's recorded history, which dates back to 1869:

Feb. 12, 2006: 26.9 inches
Jan. 23, 2016: 26.8 inches
Dec. 26, 1947: 25.8 inches
March 14, 1888: 21 inches
Feb. 26, 2010: 20.9 inches

Most snowfall accumulation by borough

The National Weather Service said that the following
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The National Weather Service said that the following neighborhoods saw the most snowfall accumulation:

Queens: Jackson Heights, 34 inches
Staten Island: Port Richmond, 31.3 inches
Brooklyn: Williamsburg, 29 inches
Manhattan: Hamilton Houses, 27 inches
Bronx: Belmont, 26.2 inches

Police involvement

A total of 25 summonses were issued in
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A total of 25 summonses were issued in relation to the road travel ban.

Police also assisted in 367 tows across the city.

Snow equipment

The Sanitation Department has more than 2,300 pieces
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The Sanitation Department has more than 2,300 pieces of snow clearing equipment out on the street, including close to 1,800 plows.

Emergency calls

Firefighters and EMS workers responded to 6,000 emergency
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Firefighters and EMS workers responded to 6,000 emergency calls during the storm, including nearly 4,000 medical calls.

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