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Overnight Rain Leaves Slushy Sunday Mess For New Yorkers

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Overnight rain made for a messy morning Sunday as New Yorkers navigated the aftermath of the season's first real snow. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner filed the following report.

Sloppy, slippery sludge. By Sunday morning, that's what remained of Saturday's snowfall.

"Very slushy. Icy. Slippery," said one person.

"I think it's really annoying," said another. "I just wish it wouldn't stick. I wish they would clean the streets up really quickly."

In fact, the Department of Sanitation was out all morning spreading salt. Business owners shoveled. There were even golf cart-sized plows clearing up the sidewalks.

Even though temperatures were above freezing, things were still a little slick.

"Wasn't that bad. It was OK," said one person. "It's a little rough going around in the streets. I normally take like 15 minutes, took more like 25. It was a little icy here and there, but I got by."

"It's a little nasty, but you know, it's the weather, and you have to live with it," said another.

Just what you have to live with depends on where you live. Some parts of the city only saw about three inches of snow, but folks in Bedford Park got more than seven inches. That may look nice when it's covering a park, but it's another story when you have to dig out your parked car.

While it's easy to see how much snow is on your sidewalk, slush puddles can be trickier. There's only one way to find out how deep they are, and I don't recommend it.

"Your feet get all soaking wet," said one person. "But what can you do? It's mother nature."

While this may have been the first significant snowfall of the season, New Yorkers who've seen much worse have their snow and slush strategies down to a science.

"You have to walk around and watch where you put your foot so you don't slip and you don't fall," said one person.

"One step at a time. That's it," said another. "One step at a time, and be careful.

"Stay in, or double up on your shoes and socks," said a third.

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