March roars in bringing snow, freezing rain to New York City

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- A mix of snow and freezing rain fell on New York City on the first day of March.

People, worn out from the frigid temperatures and constant snow, were counting the days until spring Sunday.

“What are you going to do? Nothing you can do. Just keep shoveling and stay warm,” Tom Papaccio said as he wiped off his car in Long Island City.

Taxi drivers in Greenpoint, Brooklyn were trying to balance driving safely, while making money.

Driver Bobby Hoque said he was about to go home.  “It’s very hard to brake. Driving is ok, but it’s very hard to brake,” he said.

A thick coating of snow and slush covered the city’s roadways. Driving conditions were slick. The Department of Sanitation said its 1,500 snow plows were out clearing the roads, preparing for the Monday morning rush hour.

Stay with PIX11 News for the latest on the roads and the rails during the Monday morning commute.

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