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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The severe winter conditions in the area have not only been a major inconvenience for people, it has been disheartening with major travel delays and several accidents around the region.

Center City has become a soggy mess in the latest round of wet weather to come through the area. Umbrellas became a necessity to venture out.

“I can’t wait for the summer. I’m ready to move to Florida,” said Tracey Zaffino.

The rain may be some of the mildest precipitation of the season, but people are fed up with being wet and feeling cold.

“I live here and I’ve been pretty annoyed with all of the snow days that have adjusted my work schedule. I’d like it to be over,” said Elizabeth Bodine.

In Cherry Hill slippery roads made for treacherous driving conditions. An ambulance collided with another car sending two people to the hospital to get checked out.

Another accident in Gladwyne caused a woman driving a Toyota to get stuck on a road covered in snow. A tow truck had to pull her out.

Accidents became commonplace on the wet roads. The rain melted the snow which put more water on the streets.

In Warminster, a car ran into a pole, crushing the front and driver’s side of the vehicle. It took two hours to get the driver out.

As the region struggles through another wet weekend people say winter can’t end soon enough.

“I’m sick of it. I’m done,” said one commuter.

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Reported by Oren Liebermann, CBS 3

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