New Yorkers trudge through slush puddles, mountains of dirty snow days after blizzard

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EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — There's still an ongoing battle with the mountains of snow covering New York City, and for some East Village residents, trying to cross the street through the melting snow is like competing in the Olympics — a lot of jumping over ice and slush.

"Omg I can't make it with people helping me — it's a workout," one pedestrian told PIX11 News.

PIX11 News staked out Avenue A to Houston Street and further up to East Ninth Street and saw the same challenge each pedestrian faced on a usually simple matter: How to cross the street without getting soaked by dirty snow slush.

Though there has been above freezing temperatures three days after the blizzard of 2016, the snow isn't melting fast enough. Slushy puddles are taking over crosswalks next to mountains of snow.

"I haven't fallen yet but give me time. It's too cold at night and slippery," another pedestrian said.

Some residents did avoid the acrobatics and got smart. Along First Street, two wooden pallets are covering the slush puddles and helping people keep their feet dry during their commute.

Everyone seemed to be following the same rule — move slow so there's less chances of them falling. But for some lucky pets, they received some help from their owners and was carried you over those snowy mountains.

What not to do: Underestimate the slush. Don't be too playful or it could land you in the hospital.