The record early snowstorm this past Saturday has made a mess of Central Park just days before the annual New York City Marathon on Sunday.
The Central Park Conservatory is rushing to prepare the park for the race. Nine crews are working to clear the race route for more than 45,000 runners and 200,000 spectators, The New York Times reported.
Douglas Blonsky, the president of the conservatory, said that the clean-up crews started working at the finish line and are working their way backwards though the race path. Runners will enter the park at East 90th Street and will conclude the race at West 67th Street.
While Central Park only got between one to three inches of snow, the snowstorm set records as one of the earliest storms for the winter season.