That snowstorm that lasted from 2/9 – 2/11 was one New Yorkers will never forget. It was a shock to us. Meteorologists fore casted that snow would hit New York hard in the previous weeks but as we expected it didn’t happen. I personally began to think every time they said snow that I’d just ignore it. On 2/9, the outside was clear for most of the day. When the evening time came little snow flurries began to hit the ground. We thought nothing of it. After a few hours passed I opened up the door to see whether the snow stopped or not and we discovered that the snow was sticking. I couldn’t believe it. The word was sent out that schools were closed and many banks and other businesses were closed also. The next day (2/10) the snow didn’t seem to be to bad but it was wet and nasty plus the snow was causing ruckus on the roads. No cabs were running, public transportation had extreme delays and after about 12 noon the businesses that had not already closed were closing. It was also very cold outside. Everybody was going home to escape this weather. Outside, It just kept on snowing. Every hour we would look outside it seemed like 2 inches would be added to the snow.
The snowstorm was finished the next morning (2/11). You can view the videoNew York Snowstorm 2010 (http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/656699/new_york_snowstorm_2010.html?cat=8) To see exactly what it looked like out here. Although cabs resumed running and transportation picked up a bit it was very hard trying to travel around. Snow was everywhere! We had no choice in the matter though. The day before the city was shut down and as you know New York City never sleeps so we had some catching up to do. After a few days, everything seemed to be going smoothly. The snow began to disappear and everything was going back to normal until 2/15. Monday night 2/15/10, Snow began to fall lightly in New York. We thought we were in for another storm but the snow wasn’t sticking.
After the snow ended on Tuesday morning 2/16/10 There was still snow on the ground so some of the snow piled up on the left over snow from the previous week. This just made the ground wet and nasty. Tuesday is the day that left New Yorkers in danger. Tuesday was very cold. The temperature was about 34 degrees F but it felt like 0 degrees. By the time the night time came, it was dangerous to even walk on the sidewalk. The slushy snow that was on the ground turned into ice. Everywhere was very slippery. If you didn’t walk carefully you would have fell and that is not very good. The only safe place was to walk in the middle of the street but there you could of got hit by an automobile which could have killed you. No safety huh? It was a night I will never forget because had we not walked carefully ( Aside from those who fell and hurt themselves) we could have been seriously injured. Anybody here in New York experienced this like I have? Anybody in another state? This was the aftermath that left New Yorkers in danger.