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Crews Ready Times Square For New Year’s Bash

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A nearly empty Times Square during the morning December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

A nearly empty Times Square during the morning December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Sanitation crews were hard at work Tuesday, removing snow and ice from the streets of Times Square where a massive crowd will gather for the big New Year’s Eve party at the Crossroads of the World, Whit Johnson reports.

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The preparations were coming along, but the snow was still piled high on the sidewalks, and with these temperatures, it didn’t look like it’s going to go anytime soon.

The good news, however, is that bare pavement was finally becoming visible. Getting around was easier, especially for pedestrians.

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Nearly two feet of snow fell on the New York metro area Sunday into Monday morning. Monday night crews started clearing snow and setting up stages.

Nearly a million people from all around the world were expected to be on hand for the party, and workers said they will be ready.

“We’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve, so we have to clean up,” one worker said. “We’ll get it ready. We always get it ready every year. Let me get back to work.”

If you’re going to be out and about Tuesday, make sure you dress accordingly. The snow has stopped, but not the wind chill. The Big Apple saw chills in the teens.

Also, if you’re driving, the roads remain slick, icy and dangerous, so leave yourself extra travel time.

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