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Aftermath Of Storm Causes Problems On Some Westchester Streets

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- In Westchester County, the aftermath of Saturday's blizzard was causing trouble on some streets a day later, but County Executive Rob Astorino said that all in all the area made out well.

As CBS2's Ilana Gold reported, the roads were not too bad Sunday morning -- most were plowed and passable. But there were problems on other streets, especially along hilly roads.

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One driver hit a patch of ice, and his car slammed into a snow bank. His vehicle suffered some damage, and it took him about an hour to remove his car.

He said he had just visited his mother at the hospital and was headed back home to Albany when the crash happened.

"The roads are snowy, slippery, wet, icy, especially the black ice," said the driver, who was not injured.

When asked what advice he might have for people hitting the streets Sunday, the driver said: "Make sure you have snow tires and use your extreme caution going really slow going downhill."

County Executive Rob Astorino told WCBS 880: "There's still roads that need to be cleaned up, the secondary and tertiary roads in Yonkers because of the hills. But other than that, things are pretty good. The crews were out all last night and really got, because the roads were empty, got to do their job. And we were fortunate that it was on a Saturday. And Sunday is a clean-up day."

Astorino said there were no major injuries, accidents or deaths related to the storm. The county also escaped widespread power outages and flooding, he added.

Meanwhile, Gold reported seeing hundreds of cars buried in the snow. One man said he spent an hour digging out his car Sunday morning and still had a long way to go.

"I just got off work. Worked in Yonkers DPW (Department of Public Works)," he said.  "And now I have to shovel out my car.
"I'm tired from work, and now I'm tired from shoveling," the man added.

According to the National Weather Service, Yonkers received 20.5 inches of snow Saturday. Gold stepped in a pile of snow along Yonkers Avenue that went past her knee.

Meanwhile, in Edgemont, some were up early digging out their driveways.

"Digging out the car, gotta get the kids to some parties today," said one man, who added he surprised how much more snow fell since he shoveled Saturday afternoon.

Another man said he cleared his driveway several times Saturday, so he only had 4 inches to go when he woke up Sunday.

"That's it, I'm at the final four," he told 1010 WINS' Roger Stern. "And we'll watch the final four today also. Hopefully we'll have enough time to watch the football games."

In Armonk, which received 14.2 inches of snow, folks emerged from their cabin fever Sunday to see sun-drenched skies and a gorgeous tableau of white snow.

"We're happy to be out," a man told WCBS 880's John Metaxas.

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