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New Yorkers Navigating Slush City Following Snow, Freezing Rain

'You Needed A Rowboat To Get Across'
People walk through snow and slush along Broadway near Lincoln Center February 5, 2014.  (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

People walk through snow and slush along Broadway near Lincoln Center February 5, 2014. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The snow, sleet and freezing rain may be over, but with all that precipitation and not many places for it to go, slush puddles are dominating intersections all across the city.

Street corners transformed into lane-wide lagoons are proving difficult to navigate after Wednesday’s icy snow.

As WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported, the slush puddles range in appearance from black glass to a foamy Sanka to anitfreeze-colored greenish pools.

“It looked like ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ to be honest. It really did,” one man told Murnane.

People navigate a slushy intersection near Union Square on February 5, 2014 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

People navigate a slushy intersection near Union Square on February 5, 2014 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

The depths of the puddles vary, so all manner of waterproof footwear has seemed to dominate. But those without still managed, Murnane reported.

“These are my dress shoes. They actually didn’t even get that soaked to be honest. They are actually OK during all of this,” one puddle-jumper told Murnane. “They’re not falling apart of anything and they went through my entire restaurant morning.”

Others said the slushy intersections are part of the New York winter experience.

“Today, it’s frozen. Yesterday, it was a problem. Yesterday was slushy and you needed a rowboat to get across,” a man told Murnane.

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