- Posted February 5, 2014 by
NEW YORK, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Winter weather 2014
No Snow Day for NYC Kids
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
So I got my son ready and we headed out with much trepidation. As I expected it was icy and our block was not plowed even though it is Riverside Dr. Once we got to the end of the block we were surprised to see a school bus blocking traffic in both directions on the 158th st hill coming off the exit for the West Side Highway. This is a major exit for ambulances going to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. What appeared to us is that the bus was trying to make it up the hill, and was probably slipping to much. While trying to get more traction, the bus slid back on to the sidewalk barely missing two trees. It was stuck there. We could not tell if there were kids inside yet, because of the tinted windows. It was 8 AM already so there were probably some kids.
On another corner there was a cab that had stopped to pick up a passenger and got stuck. He attempted to dig himself out with no success and then attempted to push himself out to no avail. We had to leave for school, but both of these vehicles were still stuck when we headed to the 1 train.
We thought our commute would be smooth sailing from there, but then the train went out at 103rd St. Trains were stuck in both directions with no estimate when they would be back up and running. Luckily we were only one stop away and got off and walked. Lucky for us, but maybe not so lucky for lots of other NYC kids.
What kind of weather will close down schools in NYC?