YONKERS, N.Y. -- After the second winter storm in a three-day span, Yonkers residents emerged Wednesday with shovels and brushes at the ready to dig out.
However, many motorists got stuck and spun their wheels to no avail after mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain fell heavily in most of central and southern Westchester, coating the up to 9 inches of snow that fell Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Wednesday for all of New York State.
Laura Qosja of Yonkers was inconvenienced greatly by the excess snowfall, which made it hard for her to get to work. Though her daughter was eventually able to get her own car out and help her around, Qosja's car was completely plowed in.
"I work with many different stores, so it's important for me to be able to get around," Qosja said. "All this snow has made it really difficult for me to do that."
Luckily for her, three local children volunteered to help her shovel out her car.
"They asked for $3 to shovel my car out for an hour. It was an offer I couldn't refuse," she said.