WCBS Anchor Chris Wragge didn't sit in a warm studio when this Weekend's Snowstorm pummeled the New York area.
Wragge and his crew jumped into WCBS's Mobile 2 and reported from where the storm was having the most impact.
He reported live while driving on the desolate Long Island Expressway. The LEI is normally packed with traffic, During Wragge's report you saw just snow and abandoned cars.
“I am fortunate CBS2 trusts me to use this vehicle to not only bring you pictures no one else can, but most importantly it allows me to stay on the ‘front lines’ with people affect most by events like Irene, Sandy, or those massive snow storms,” Wragge tells FishbowlNY from Mobile 2. “We want our viewers to know, ‘If you’re in it, we’re right there with you.’”
Once Wragge got out of the car, he looked like a war correspondent. Wragge walked on a Yaphank exit ramp of the L.I.E. with the snow up to his knees.
“This is the LIE,” Wragge told viewers. “I know it doesn’t really look like it, but every lane of this road on both sides [is] covered in snow.”
Describing the sheer seriousness of the situation took a momentary backseat when Johnson questioned his choice of headgear for not wearing the WCBS sanctioned baseball cap.
“When that wind comes blazing through, I’m sorry I had to take one for the team,” Wragge joked on the air. “I figured I’d get in trouble, but you know what I was going to protect my ears. I’m going to be out here for about another five, six hours. I’ll take that slap on the wrist.”