NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Imagine your street flooding every day.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
In Far Rockaway, Queens, water has been collecting in the streets for months. And as CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, the freezing temperatures are now turning the streets to ice.
One resident recently took a video of a car stuck in the water.
The pool of water, several inches deep, is believed to be overflow from the sewer and nearby Jamaica Bay.
“The water freezes up, so when I’m pulling out of the driveway, I’ve got to put the car in four-wheel drive because two wheels, the car just keeps spinning,” resident Charles Burkhead said.READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
The sidewalks are also icing over, making walking dangerous.
When residents call 311 or local politicians, “they do not do anything, so the water just stays here,” Burkhead said.
Residents said that Monday they were told a city project set for 2015 to help rebuild the sewer system is now being put on hold.
“They’re treating us like we are nobody, like they don’t care about us. We’re paying taxes like everybody else,” said Orlando Arguera.
The city has not respond to a request for comment.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
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