Residents in the outer boroughs continue to dig out - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Residents in the outer boroughs continue to dig out

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

New York City didn't get as hit hard as some suburbs but there was still some cleanup to be done. 

Mayor Bloomberg said the city dodged a bullet but that doesn't mean people aren't dealing with a snowy mess.

Most parts of New York City saw about a foot of snow. In the Bronx, many sidewalks and streets are still icy and cars are still buried in. 

Well into the night New Yorkers continued to dig out after the big storm. 

Ice is basically everywhere -- in the streets, sidewalks and on many cars throughout the city's boroughs.

In Riverdale, snow plows buried many cars. Angel Mercado's car has been out here all night and it's now encased in ice. 

"I've been out here for about 30 minutes, I need to get it warmed up," said Mercado.  

Aside from brooms, others used shovels and whatever they could get their hands on to get out. 

"No shovel, some brush – yeah it takes time." 

In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we saw several side streets desperately needing a plow. Mayor Bloomberg says all city streets should be clear by the end of the day. 

"We should get to tertiary streets by the end of the day but message is stay off the roads." 

And as many residents spent the afternoon digging out -- others spent the afternoon enjoying the snow and actually wishing for more. 

"Wish it was like this every day," said one excited young sledder. "No school day every day!" 

If you haven't dug out your car out you still have time. Parking meter rules as well as alternate side of the street parking rules have been suspended for Saturday and Sunday – but come Monday, get ready.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • New stands let US Open fans see stars practice

    New stands let US Open fans see stars practice

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:55:01 GMT
    U.S. Open fans can't seem to get enough of practice.  That's right, practice. In a new feature at Flushing Meadows this year, elevated stands loom over five practice courts and allow fans to see stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams groove their strokes, tinker with strategy and sometimes bicker with coaches.
    U.S. Open fans can't seem to get enough of practice.  That's right, practice. In a new feature at Flushing Meadows this year, elevated stands loom over five practice courts and allow fans to see stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams groove their strokes, tinker with strategy and sometimes bicker with coaches.
  • Chilling surveillance video of woman, children attacked

    Chilling surveillance video of woman, children attacked

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:46:54 GMT
    A man pretending to be a livery cab driver attempted to sexually assault a mother in front of her three children. Chilling surveillance video shows the man attacking the mother, elbowing one of the children in the face and throwing the other out of the car and onto a sidewalk before taking off.
    A man pretending to be a livery cab driver attempted to sexually assault a mother in front of her three children. Chilling surveillance video shows the man attacking the mother, elbowing one of the children in the face and throwing the other out of the car and onto a sidewalk before taking off.
  • Superstorm Sandy

    Grimm criticizes storm recovery program

    Grimm criticizes storm recovery program

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-28 03:12:14 GMT
    When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Maureen Childs' Staten Island home, she turned to New York City's Build it Back program for help. She says what she got back was heartache. At a news conference Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, highlighted what he called failures in a program designed to help victims of Sandy get back on their feet.
    When Superstorm Sandy destroyed Maureen Childs' Staten Island home, she turned to New York City's Build it Back program for help. She says what she got back was heartache. At a news conference Wednesday, Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, highlighted what he called failures in a program designed to help victims of Sandy get back on their feet.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices