The wicked weather over the weekend that brought strong winds and heavy rain left behind a major mess for Tri-State area residents Monday.
Firefighters from a number of surrounding towns were dispatched to help fight the blaze.
Some residents claim it is up to United Water to better maintain water levels at a nearby reservoir — especially during a bad storm. They say the excess water inevitably winds up on streets and in homes.
Tri-State residents woke up to plenty of damage thanks to Saturday night’s storm that toppled trees, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands.
Flooded rivers in the Tri-State Area forced road closures and evacuations from New Jersey to Westchester County on Friday, and residents were left waiting to see how bad the damage would be once the rivers crest.
Ice built up on untreated roads and sidewalks and made trees and power lines appear as if they were encased in crystal.
“This has been quite the experience,” Gov. Dan Malloy said in a radio interview Wednesday.
The victim was found behind a kosher food market in North Lawrence by municipal workers who stopped to turn around their salting truck.
Road crews have been out for hours struggling to stay ahead of the storm.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said dangerous conditions will be present through Wednesday evening’s rush hour.
Many area residents took extra precautions Tuesday night and stayed off the roads, but those who did venture out saw a glimpse of what’s expected to come in time for the Wednesday morning commute.
The storm that came in overnight was enough to hide the patches of black ice and make getting around a challenge to say the least.
To try and stay ahead of what will no doubt be a nasty winter mix, state officials were activating the emergency operations center to coordinate the snow response.
New York City sets aside $38 million a year for snow removal, but the Bloomberg Administration admits they spent more than that digging out of the post-Christmas blizzard alone.
On Friday, the second winter storm to blow into the City in a week turned some streets into skating rinks and avenues into rivers of slush.