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Central Park chaos

Anyone who attempted shopping in Central Park today is probably not in the Christmas spirit right now (if they’ve been able to make it home yet). Here are a few reported travel times:

Total Wine to Subway (i.e., across the street): one hour

Front of Spotsy mall to Total Wine: one hour

Regal Cinema to Total Wine (I’d want booze, too, after all this): 30 minutes

Wegman’s to Pet Smart: hour and a half

I’m sure plenty of you have horror stories to tell about traffic today. I am told Cowan Boulevard heading toward Central Park was backed up all the way to Route 1. 

Need to vent? Tell us what your day was like in the comments.

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  • dantelvock

    I just parked my car and walked home! Wow.

  • MDHatLOW

    It took me 1 1/2 hours to get from the Walmart parking lot, past the theatre, to Route 3. Then is was smooth sailing from there….

  • Fredtastic

    I entered onto Cowan Blvd via Route 1 at 4:50 and made it to Portrait Innovations at 6:15. Absolutely the worst I’ve ever seen it. A mix of still icy roads and poor plowing – part of the Cowan back up was due to about a 30 foot section of right turn lane at Rob’s Car Wash that wasn’t plowed – forcing the right lane to merge to the left to get around it. Finally home!

  • DAR

    Don’t worry-election day is coming