Hardly a big blizzard, Saturday’s snowstorm proved a slight inconvenience for most New Yorkers. Many stayed off the streets and hibernated in the warm homes, while others dusted off their sleds and headed to the nearby park for some downhill fun.
The storm hit its height at about 2 p.m. on Jan. 18, creating poor visibility for motorists who mostly stayed off the streets as Sanitation trucks made their rounds with truckloads of sand and salt to keep the streets from turning icy.
Air travel experienced some delays out of Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports, but reports were mostly short delays, officials said. Mass transit reported mostly on schedule trains, with crews sweeping platforms of the coating of snow and others keeping switches from freezing.
Residents were mostly indoors yesterday, with the few venturing out clearing their cars of the fluffy stuff that barely stuck to autos. Store owners could be seen shoveling the coating of snow so that it didn’t freeze up on their sidewalk.
But many residents enjoyed a little sledding on the Prospect Park hills off Grand Army Plaza, the light coating making for very fast sledding for the kids and adults alike.
“I can’t believe how fast we can go,” said one young Park Slope youngster. “This is better than getting a lot of snow because you can go so much faster.”
Others just marveled at the white coating throughout the park, turning the trees and grass into a winter wonderland.
The weather was expected to warm somewhat on Sunday, and most of the snow was expected to disappear by the end of the day. Temperatures though were expected to drop later in the evening to below freezing.