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Bronx Commuters Face Winter Storm Head-On

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Bronx residents took the city's first major snowstorm of the season in stride, getting up early to brave the harsh winds and frigid temperatures. NY1's Erin Clarke filed the following report.

The snow may have been coming down, but that didn't stop residents in Melrose from coming out.

"I gotta go to work," said one resident, "We gotta pay those bills."

In the city that doesn't sleep, the first snowstorm of 2014 wasn't cause for a snow day unless you worked at or attended a New York City public school.

"My son loves it. He's like, 'Wow mom there's no school, no school,'" said one Bronx resident.

Everyone else had to make their way to their destinations Friday morning, battling the cold the best way they knew how.

"I have like three pairs of Spandex on, three pairs of socks, leg warmers, three sweaters. I'm warm," said one Bronx resident.

Many Bronx residents packed their patience as well because while most agreed the city was doing a decent job clearing away the snow, some buses were delayed.

"They're doing a good job now, it's clean, for now. I just came from downtown and it's clean downtown," said one Bronx resident.

"I woke up early and I had to walk because the buses in my area were down, so it was a long commute today," said another Bronx resident.

The storm tapered by mid-morning, leaving piles of snow and frigid temps, which is sure to cause slippery sidewalks and roads for a bit longer.

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