YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Instead of celebrating Spring, people across the Tri-State Area complain they’re getting a serious case of “snow fatigue.”
The winter has already put tens of thousands of residents in the dark for days on end.
Dawn Dankner-Rosen was just starting to get used to having power again after being in the dark for more than a week.
“I thought life is good, I have lights,” she told CBS2’s Lisa Rozner. “It’s a nightmare!”
Almost two-weeks after the last storm, her street is lined with tree limbs and low hanging wires. Soon, there will be more heavy, wet snow on the way.
Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers was a madhouse as residents buckled down.
“Water’s going off the shelf, bread, cheese, milk, eggs,” store manager Amy O’Rourke said.
In some areas like New Rochelle, cleanup from the last storm isn’t even over. Many worry another snowstorm will spell another disaster.
Con Edison says hundreds of utility crews are still catching up. Whether it ends or not, Karen Lambert is celebrating Spring with ice cream — even if it means her house may soon be ice cold.
Danker-Rosen is contacting her electrician.
“I’m not gonna sit in the dark and be in the cold like I was the last time,” she said.
In New Jersey, downed trees from prior storms still lined streets in some towns. With more snow approaching, people were feeling anxious.
Brian Farran felt the frustration so many have experienced. Shovels were at the ready and gas cans were getting filled for generators ahead of yet another monster March storm.
“It’s testing our patience,” he told CBS2’s Jessica Layton.
Contrary to what some nearby towns are telling residents, Maplewood Mayor Victor DeLuca doesn’t want homeowners moving brush back into their properties. He says municipal crews will deal with it after the next snowfall.
“Be patient, it’s a big town and even bigger when we have these storms,” he said.
With roads even more narrow than normal, plow crews will have their work cut out for them. Add heavy, wet snow into the mix, so will utilities.