Commute at your own risk! Some subway platforms an icy mess

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 05:30PM
NJ Burkett reports from Sunnyside, Queens.


JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens - There was no rushing during the morning rush in parts of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx Wednesday morning, due to large sections of elevated subway platforms that remain snow-covered and caked with ice after Tuesday's storm.

Parts of New York City got hammered by the nor'easter Tuesday, and many neighborhoods are still digging out. The low temperatures means a thick coating of ice practically everywhere, making it more difficult to find a clear platform.

The problems were visible along the No. 7 line in Jackson Heights, where elderly and young passengers stood on the ice inches from the edge of platforms. Any slip could put them face to face with an oncoming train.

Although some covered portions of the stations were relatively clear of snow and ice, the scene was the same at several platforms in Queens, where many of the stations are elevated. Uncleared stairs also posed a risk, as well as sidewalks in Astoria that are well-traveled by those getting to the subway.

In the Bronx, the Tremont station's steps appeared to be snow-covered and icy:
More treacherous platform pictures:

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