This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.

Well, look at that. ¬†Turns out that other mayors besides Seattle’s also have trouble snapping their fingers and making snow disappear:

As New York City struggled with huge snowdrifts left by a crippling blizzard the day before, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg acknowledged on Tuesday that the cleanup had been slower than expected and the impact worse than had been apparent when the snow stopped falling.

Keep that in mind next time you hear an ex-New Yorker (like, say, me!) complain that in a real city traffic never gets snarled by snow.