With North Country Iced Over, Many People "Would Love 50 Degrees Right Now"Posted: Updated:
"This is really stupid and I don't want to live here anymore," Watertown resident E. J. Smith said Sunday.
That's a feeling that seemed to echo throughout parts of the north country during Sunday's ice storm.
The freezing rain only got worse throughout the day, creating an outdoor ice rink for people that had to brave the cold.
"I wasn't prepared to walk outside and have a quarter of an inch of ice covering everything," Smith said. "That was a little ridiculous."
It seemed like everywhere you go there's a thick layer of ice right underneath your feet. While most people, like myself, are sliding around, others came more prepared.
Lowville resident Stephanie Graf was prepared for the slick surface.
"I'm the only one with my trackers on. It's perfect, perfect. Just walk slowly and there's no sliding," Graf said.
Graf was ready, that doesn't mean she planned to spend too much time outside.
"First thing I did when I woke up this morning was I let my two dogs out the door and they didn't stop until they hit my husband's truck. So I turned around to my husband and said, 'I don't think we're walking the dogs today."
And while Graf said she's trying to stay positive about the ice. Others like Smith are just waiting for it to thaw and match the season that's on the calendar.
"I would love fifty degrees right now. It would be much better than this."