Cars stuck in frozen floodwaters in Edgewater, New Jersey

Dan Smith

Bergen County, New Jersey -- Saturday's bitter cold provided a rare sight in New Jersey. After a winter storm, the car got stuck in the frozen floodwaters. Now don't take them out. The grounds shared by the Edgewater hotel and shopping plaza are hard frozen. "It was the worst day," said Adriatic Spahiu from the Bronx. Spahiu's 2001 Mercedes was rendered unusable by rain on Thursday night. He found it with the trunk open, presumably due to a sensor failure. “I tried to open the door with the key because the remote control didn’t work. Told. Since it's a holiday weekend now, Spahiu won't be able to get in touch with his insurance company or mechanic until next week. But it didn't affect his vacation plans. "Nothing will stop me from seeing my family. Never," he said. The car has been left there for almost four days. Given the still severe temperatures, it may take a few more days for the snow to melt. The numbing temperatures prevented most, but not all, from ice skating at the Winter Wonderland at Van Son County Park in Paramus. "As we get older, we get stronger. So it feels like it doesn't affect us as much as it used to. We have mothers who are protective about the weather, so we dress appropriately." "I always go with my sister Jasmine." East Orange's Tameka Mathison checked it out for the first time with her two kids. "It's beautiful. Everyone's happy. The atmosphere is just right," Matheson said. "I love it here."