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Bronxites Endure Brunt of Latest Winter Storm

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Bronx residents saw the most snow Tuesday as the latest winter storm dropped nearly half a foot of precipitation in the borough, causing transit delays and slippery conditions for those who headed out on foot. NY1's Jon Weinstein filed the following report.

The plows were out early in Mott Haven when the storm was mainly snow. The early morning commute was treacherous with some drivers needing a friendly push to get moving again.

"This is crazy man. This is nuts man," said one Bronx driver.

The area saw the most snow in the city, at nearly six inches. But by the morning rush, the snow shifted to sleet and the roads turned to slush.

"The roads is a little slushy it's not that bad but I don't know what will happen when it gets cold and freezes up.

Those choosing mass transit faced long lines at bus stops and delays on the rails.

"People are waiting for the bus forever, feet are cold, everybody's waiting and getting impatient," said one bus rider.

"We are trying to go to school early, but the bus it looks like it's stuck," said another bus rider.

For those walking, the city requires homeowners and stores to clear the sidewalks within four hours of a storm ending. Some people were lucky to have snow blowers but for others the wet and heavy snow was taking its toll.

"It's like running the marathon. Running the marathon, playing sports. But it feels good," said one pedestrian.

The most unpleasant aspect of the entire storm though was the mix from snow to sleet to cold driving rain.

"It's waking up super early and first thing in the morning having to take a freezing cold shower," said one Bronx resident.

"It's like being on a balance beam. It's a little dangerous out here," said another Bronx resident.

With colder temperatures sticking around, all the recent moisture will likely re-freeze meaning everyone should walk and drive with caution.

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