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Latest Winter Storm Coats City, Garbage Piles Linger

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New Yorkers are clearing away the latest round of wintry weather and hoping garbage piles will soon follow suit after a quick moving storm Tuesday coated the five boroughs and caused only minor delays during the morning rush.

A winter weather advisory is still in effect for the remainder of the day.

The city says that plows and salt spreaders are out to ensure roads are clear.

City residents who spoke with NY1 Tuesday morning say the constant snow and ice is getting a little old.

"Just had about enough of it. Pack the bags kids, we're going down south," said one New Yorker.

"I think we've been spoiled for so many years with warm weather, warm days, light snow, and I think it's just caught up with us," said another New Yorker.

Another familiar and unpleasant sight of the season are piles of garbage lining the city's streets and sidewalks.

Residents who spoke with NY1 in the Fordham section of the Bronx say they understood that trash pickup takes a backseat to plowing but want the mounds reduced sooner rather than later.

"It stinks, that opens up, it gets messy, it's annoying," said one city resident.

"With all agencies as far as the city is concerned, I believe snow would be a priority first, trash comes later because the biggest thing with the city is trips, spills and falls," said another city resident.

To facilitate the snow removal and garbage pickup the city Department of Transportation has suspended alternate side parking regulations through Saturday.

Drivers are still required to feed the meters.

Meantime, some relief is expected over the next few days.

Temperatures are expected to warm up to the 50s by next weekend.

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