Slippery Sidewalks Becoming A Hazard In N.J.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — If you had to go outside in this mess Tuesday, you watched your step. If you have to go out on Wednesday, you may want to be even more cautious
The iced-over sidewalks got Rohan Chatterjee as soon as he walked out of his door, not once but twice.
“I’m clumsy to begin with so that just doesn’t help at all,” Chatterjee told CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown.
The first seven snowstorms of the season were challenging enough — including hiking through mounds of snow — but now the eighth is expected to drop a new weapon – ice, up to a half an inch or more in some places.
“Ice skating rink — that’s what they’re saying it’s gonna be like,” one resident said.
“Oh it’s gonna be a mess tomorrow. I think it’s gonna be really slippery, so be careful,” resident Carrie Burrows said.
Trying to keep yourself upright on the sidewalks can be tough enough, but if you happen to have an extra helper or two it can be very dangerous.
“Umm … he controls me more like it,” Chris Mackin said of his dog.
Mackin and his pup, Jackson, made it around the block with just one slip-up that Brown saw.
“I’ve gone pretty close to falling a couple times,” Mackin said.
Work crews are scrambling to stay ahead of the one-two-punch storm.
“Pretty slippery, actually, but we’re doing the best we can,” sidewalk shoveler James Richardson said.
And commuters said they know that what they were battling Tuesday was only going to get worse.
“They’re pretty bad this morning. They haven’t been so bad the past couple weeks, but, yeah, this morning’s really, really slick,” resident Stephanie White said. “I’m not wearing the best boots but I caught myself so fingers crossed.”
“Tomorrow’s going to be a journey getting to work,” one resident said.
“Ice skating rink, that’s what they’re saying it’s going to be like,” another said.
New Jersey opened an emergency operations center to coordinate the response to the storm.
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