NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The year 2014 was going out with a cold bang late Wednesday.
It’s certainly going to be a cold end to the year as high temps won’t sway far from the freezing mark this afternoon. With the winds, it’ll feel more like the 20s today in the city, according to Matt DeLucia, CBS2 Meteorologist and weather producer.READ MORE: Man Slashed In Head Inside Times Square Subway Station
If you’re going to be out and about tonight, definitely bundle up! Lows will dip into the upper 20s overnight with wind chills in the teens. Midnight forecast? A frigid 26, feeling closer to 15 degrees in Times Square.
As CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported, the freezing temperatures created a dangerous sheet of black ice at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue, right in the middle of busy, congested Midtown. Unsuspecting pedestrians were left slipping and sliding, and one woman ended up getting injured.
One woman had to be loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital.
“Black ice — all over here. I slipped and I broke my ankle,” she said from a stretcher.
With arctic air that felt like 15 degrees with the wind chill, it was a tough go for people working outside, CBS2’s Rapoport reported.
“Oh man trying to keep warm here. But we have to do it,” one worker told Rapoport.
And unsurprisingly, street vendor David Martinez was doing a booming business.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Innocent Children Caught In Middle Of Brazen Shooting In The Bronx
“It’s so cold today. Please get some hats and gloves and scarves,” Martinez said. “I want to make New York City is warm today.”
It appears most folks have gotten the meteorological memo to layer up, Rapoport reported from Times Square.