NEW YORK (CBS 2) – For anyone who feels denied a White Christmas, just wait.
The Big Apple was preparing for Sunday’s snowfall with tall salt piles, city trucks, spreaders and plows.
The snow was expected to be deep enough to keep sanitation crews busy non-stop Sunday into Monday.
“They really plow the streets really well starting in Manhattan so I think we’ll be alright,” said Upper West Side resident Mason Ford.
“I’m ready for it. I love snow,” said resident Rebecca Stanton.
It’s quite a weekend for Brian Brahona, working Christmas in a Chelsea restaurant and dreading to come back on Sunday in a blizzard. “When you wake up and you look out the window and you see that pileof snow you think ‘oh man are they cleaning it up already’?” the restaurant manager said.
Miguel Contreras of the Concourse Village section of the Bronx said the only icy conditions he can handle are at a skating rink. Anywhere else, “horrible, it breaks, it messes up my day” he said.
As the Tri-State braces for the storm, we are divided into two camps: those whose reactions are “oh no” and others who sing “let it snow” like one Midtown resident who moved here from Russia.
Svetlana Popkova was clapping and cheering the news of the snow. When asked why, she answered “Because I miss it so much. I really miss it.”
CBS 2 also spoke with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano about snow preparations on Long Island. “We have over 200 employees coming in at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. We have all our department heads on alert,” he said.
“We’re in conference with our Office of Emergency Management, coordinating with all the state, federal and local agencies to make certain that we have a coordinated effort to fight this storm,” Mangano added.