New York Crews Ready To Tackle The Snow

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.


One Comment

  1. Staten Island says:

    they havent gotten to the staten island streets yet? There should have been more men hired for the season.

  2. Rifty says:

    Come on, guys! I love this weather too – it gave me another paid day off.

  3. aldous huxley says:

    Svetlana Popkova must be to blame for this coming storm.

    1. Svetlana Popkova says:

      You should blame the New York government who do not do a thing to clean up the snow(still taking a lot of taxes from all of us)!!!! And I am just a person who loves winter 😛

  4. fishing says:

    Svetlana Popkova must be a 5 year old girl

    1. Svetlana Popkova says:

      I wish!!!!

  5. Johnny says:

    I wonder how much overtime the union is gonna muscle out of the city this time.

    1. Resident says:

      Do you want your streets cleaned? I do.

      1. Hiran says:

        C’mon Johnny give those hard working fellows a break.

        I’m a NYC cab driver and all these yrs I’ve seen ’em do a good efficient job. I’ve lived in other cities and I can make a good comparison.

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