Roads remain treacherous after snowstorm
Roads and sidewalks remained covered in ice and snow Thursday well after the evening commute.
The mix of wet, heavy snow made it difficult to remove, and temperatures plummeted overnight, forming black ice.
Most drivers in the area moved at just 10 to 15 mph, and pedestrians in the neighborhood struggled to keep from slipping.
"I almost fell a couple blocks ago," said Canarsie resident Jay Harvey. "It's nasty out here. If you don't have to come outside, stay inside."
Harvey said he was heading back from checking on his father. It may be a good idea to check on older neighbors and relatives when the weather calms.
Despite the brutal cold, some people braved the Coney Island boardwalk anyway.
"You know, this feels kind of like a blizzard going on," said one of those people, Georges Fisher, a tourist.