Mayor Bill de Blasio sure captured the public sentiment on Tuesday, when he expressed his supreme annoyance at all this damn snow and slush. Obnoxious is right! With the latest dose of wintry mix fouling up the region's commute for god knows how many times now this winter, the city is starting to show the strain. Oceans of slush lapped over the tops of street-crossers' shoes, strollers and bicycles were useless, and the subways began to flicker out. And there's a 50 percent chance we'll get to do it again next Monday. The temptation to say "screw it" and just hibernate until April is getting difficult to resist.
A power failure along the 1,2, and 3 lines put them out of service between 72nd and 125th streets, and 7 train service has been suspended, with one station evacuated due to fire. Metro North and LIRR both experienced delays, while Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Interstate 84 had been closed, and Long Island and New York City were running very low on salt. A jaunt through Twitter and Instagram reveals some of the carnage that was this morning in New York. However terrible your trip to work was, take solace in the fact that you were not alone. Not by a long shot.
Fire on the tracks of the 7 line at 42nd and 3rd pic.twitter.com/cPCtAUXKQS— Dan Mannarino (@Pix11Dan) February 5, 2014
Massive power failure on UWS halts service on 1 2 3 lines. Our personnel safely evacuate passengers. pic.twitter.com/S6iAvE4Uan— TWU Local 100 (@TWULocal100) February 5, 2014
Photo: Crews removing snow at 225th st.station in Bronx. Please take care when using stairs and platforms. http://t.co/ciwWtKHjjg— MTA (@MTA) February 5, 2014
The slush puddle that swamped brooklyn pic.twitter.com/kWlNeaKXQP— Ilya Marritz (@ilyamarritz) February 5, 2014
THIS is more like the NYC winters to which I've grown accustomed. None of that snow BS, just lakes of slush. pic.twitter.com/ULzGR5J3NM— dr wolcheck (@drw) February 5, 2014
Hard freeze coming late tonight. Here's your temperature trend pic.twitter.com/vps7wJFL5o— NY1 Weather (@NY1weather) February 5, 2014
This post has been updated with even more Twitter photos of everyone's misery.