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Icy Walkway Proving Dangerous For Residents In The Bronx

Pedestrians walk along a patch of icy sidewalk on 175th Street and Grand Concourse (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Pedestrians walk along a patch of icy sidewalk on 175th Street and Grand Concourse (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An icy walkway near a busy Bronx subway station has become a dangerous hazard to pedestrians and straphangers.

As WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported Wednesday, residents and subway riders are having quite a tough time trying to traverse a walkway along the Grand Concourse at 175th Street in Tremont.

The 100-foot stretch of sidewalk that leads to the B and D trains is covered with about 3 inches of ice, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

“It looks like an ice rink. But just very dirty and clumpy,” one Bronx resident told Diamond.

A patch of icy sidewalk on 175th Street and Grand Concourse (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

A patch of icy sidewalk on 175th Street and Grand Concourse (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Marina Collado said it’s more than just dirty, it’s also dangerous. “Well it’s actually very tough. My mom fell and broke her leg.”

Early Wednesday morning, a woman fell and had to be taken to the hospital, Schuck reported.

Residents say many people have fallen on the icy path over the last several days.

“It was a lot since this morning. A lot of people, about 10 or 15 fell already,” Cambell told Schuck.

A man who appeared to be a city Department of Transportation inspector was seen at the site briefly, Diamond reported.

A spokesman for the department said crews will address the location at a priority level by Thursday morning.

Raymond Jerzik, who gets around with a cane, said he hoped it would be taken care of before the storm on Thursday.

“When it gets snow on top of it and then if there’s rain — cause they’re talking rain too — it will be like a hockey rink,” Jerzik said.

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