New Yorkers Awake to Icy Hellscape

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05: People attempt to walk across a snowy street during a snow storm on February 5, 2014 in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York, United States. New York and surrounding regions were hit with yet another snow storm today, bringing snow and ice over night, and sleet and freezing rain during theday. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Never-ending winter. Photo: Andrew Burton/2014 Getty Images

If you do not embarrass yourself in public today by slipping on a patch of slushy sidewalk and wiping out, consider yourself immensely lucky: Overnight, snow and freezing rain combined to transform New York into a giant puddle of icy slush, guaranteeing at least one embarrassing slipping episode on your walk to the train.

Fed-up New Yorkers have already taken to Twitter and Instagram to lament the city’s descent into slush hell.

/ welcome to NYC / home of the three foot deep curbside slush puddles ...

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In case you thought this storm was winter’s last hurrah, get excited: It’s supposed to snow again tonight and tomorrow, with a winter storm warning in effect for NYC from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 p.m. Thursday. Now seems like a good time to revisit Gawker’s proposal about building a new New York someplace warm.