Conditions were cold, wet and gray on the first day of spring semester classes in Manhattan, but temperatures below freezing made the wet conditions turn into a hazard when ice began to form on sidewalks and roads.
“I’ve seen a lot of ice on campus,” Brian Bozzer, senior in marketing, said.
In many areas, sidewalks were completely covered with thin layers of nearly invisible ice, causing students to slip and lose their balance as they walked to class, sometimes to painful effect.
“I almost fell a couple of times,” Bozzer said.
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While ice made walking around campus difficult, it also made getting to the campus in the first place a real challenge, particularly for students who live relatively far away.
Cole Christenson, junior in economics, said he struggled during the first half of his walk to campus.
“Where I live, it’s just ice everywhere,” Christenson said.
Gina D’Amato, graduate student in English, also said she had to exercise caution on her walk to campus.
“I did have to take a lot more time with it,” D’Amato said. “I have to walk very carefully.”
D’Amato added that one of her classes was cancelled today because of the poor sidewalk and road conditions.
“My teacher wanted us to be very careful,” D’Amato said.