Queens residents digging out from blizzard

Queens residents digging out from blizzard

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The borough of Queens didn't get hit quite as bad but people did spend the morning cleaning up. 

Shoveling, shoveling and more shoveling. 

Around Queens, everyone was digging out after last night's blizzard.  

But instead of a shovel, we found one man using something a little more high-tech - clearing roadways with his quad.  

"There's a lot of old people here and my family has a few houses on this block, so rather than break our back, we use this monster."

Queens was hit especially hard by the blizzard of 2010 and residents say many of their streets were neglected by the city for days, making them impassable and dangerous. Fox 5 asked some people how things seemed this time around.  

"No comparison. This is good, excellent -- before, total nightmare."  

"Everybody was trying to clear the streets and clear the situation better this year."  

As a whole, Mayor Bloomberg says the city dodged a bullet compared to other areas.

By the afternoon, many streets were clear.  

"We had 2,200 pieces of equipment and virtually all streets have been plowed," said Mayor Bloomberg.  

If you want to find out about snow removal in your neck of the woods, just head to nyc.gov and click on the plow NYC feature.  

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:14:53 GMT
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:15:30 GMT
    Fox 5 photoFox 5 photo
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
    Temperatures are below average for the remainder of the week. The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds made a return. 
  • NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    NYPD ends Muslim surveillance program

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:36:21 GMT
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the department's Intelligence Division.
Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices