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Winter Storm A Bitter Cold Reminder Of Season, Queens Residents Say

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Queens residents were busy shoveling out from mother nature Friday as snowfall made for a slippery challenge throughout the borough. NY1's Roger Clark filed the following report.

Before most anyone was even thinking of waking up, Anthony Canale was shoveling the sidewalks at the Big 6 apartments in Woodside.

"I'm wearing two sets of long johns, my regular work pants, my hunting gear and like three jackets," Canale said.

Later on, usually jam packed Queens Boulevard was packed with snow and not cars. A group of Mormon missionaries from out of town were lending a hand shoveling in their neighborhood.

"Just helping out a fellow neighbor, just doing a good deed daily," said one volunteer. "I'm from Las Vegas so this is pretty crazy to me."

While the guys were hard at work, others had to make their way to work despite all of the snow.

"I wanted to go to work it's not too bad out here it's cool but not messy, it's nice," said one Queens resident.

In South Ozone Park, it was a similar scene as home and business owners braved the cold and wind to clear away the snow. A little walk down the block turned into a major task.

"Oh it's terrible, horrible, the snow is too much," said one South Ozone Park resident.

"I got dressed as you can see for work and my boss called and said stay home. But it's okay at least I have my granddaughter to play with so it's cool for me," said another South Ozone Park resident.

And yes there are folks who enjoy this weather, and say this is nothing compared to storms of years ago.

"The weather is beautiful I'm accustomed to this now. Since 1962, this is nothing to compare back in the 60s and the 70s," said one Queens resident.

One guy on his way to work was also okay with the conditions, saying this is New York, we've seen this before, we'll see it again. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP