Hailed at: Port Authority
The only thing to do while driving in the snow is to go slowly, especially when you turn. Pedestrians really need to be careful. When the sidewalks aren't cleared everyone walks on the street to move faster, but they walk in front of us (cars), which is really dangerous. The blizzard was terrible. I don't know why it took the city so long to plow the roads and fix public transportation. They must have known the blizzard was coming. Either they didn't know or didn't care to do anything. I was very mad that day, but all I can do is hope that they learn from their mistakes next time.
Usually it isn't bad to drive in snow here. I lived near Minneapolis for a while, and the winters there were just horrible. You never see anything like that here. The blizzard we got was like a Tuesday over there... something we deal with all the time. The main difference is that you're driving in a city here, whereas back then I mostly drove on interstates and in rural areas. I used snow chains, which you don't really see here. That made it easier, but the roads were worse in the first place, so it was harder. [What did you make of the city's response to the blizzard?] Well it seems like a lot of everyone's anger was because of the MTA and subways, which doesn't impact me. It took a while for a lot of smaller streets to be plowed, especially in the boroughs, but people were ok with my dropping them off on a major street near where they wanted to go if I thought I would get stuck going the whole way. I was busy. Made good tips.
I'm still getting used to driving in snow. This is my first winter driving. Best you can do is go slowly and be extremely careful. Sometimes you can't tell if there's ice on the road or something like that. Right after the blizzard I was driving and stepped on the brakes; it took me more than two times the distance to stop. I was lucky that no one or car was ahead of me, otherwise I might've crunched it.
Hailed at:Hell's Kitchen
Hails from:Elmira, N.Y.
The truth? I didn't work the [day of the blizzard]. When I heard on the weather that a blizzard was coming I called in sick. My boss was pissed, but he couldn't do anything. Then the next day I look out the window and I can't even out of it the snow was coming down so hard. I was like, "Yep, I made the right call." So I stayed home and annoyed my wife. The next day I hoped they would have things cleared, but they didn't, so I couldn't work again. That pissed me off, since I need to work a certain amount to pay my bills, but it's ok now.