Worcester’s a soggy mess. Piles of melting snow, as tall as a person, line the streets.

Nearly 35 inches of snow still cover most of Worcester Thursday morning. Even for a city renowned for receiving an extra serving of snow with every storm, this was an all-time record.

“Slippery," said letter carrier Glen Grenon. "Snow banks — can’t get in and out of places."

Grenon wiped out while crossing a downtown street, falling into a snowbank. He was resigned.

“You get used to it," he said. "I’ve been through – I’ve been here 30 years, so I’ve been through a bunch of these, so it’s – eh.”

It’ll be this way for a while, Grenon says.

"I’d say to the end of the week anyway,” he said.

Like Grenon, most people out downtown were going somewhere. Just a few were lingering to click photos. Lianne Delucia was picking up a prescription at CVS.

"Well, the paths are cleared and the sidewalks are cleared, so … so, it’s fine," she said — and she too seemed resigned. That’s a common attitude in a place that’s known for getting hammered most winters, says Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus.

"You know we’ve gotten a lot of attention from around the country actually — CNN has been here, and obviously a lot of media outlets,” he said.

That and coordinating city services made the blizzard all a blur for Augustus.

“Worcester’s always on a snow belt, we always tend to get more than our share on any given storm, but to break our already high record really says something about the significance of this particular storm,” he said.

There were no injuries, and the light snowflakes caused little damage, allowing officials to focus on the sheer volume on hand. It was just a few inches of snow more than the previous all-time record set in 1997. But height matters, Augustus says.

"Think about some little two- or three-foot young person trying to navigate their way to school and what that’s like in a canyon of snow,” he said.

A canyon of snow with passing cars. That’s why sidewalks are a priority for Augustus. The people clearing the snow may also have to deal with two more snowstorms in just the next week. Augustus is worried about fatigue. He’s calling in help where he can. The city’s annual $4 million snow removal budget may have already taken a million and a half dollar hit from this storm, he says.

"There’s a lot more winter to come,” he said.

The people of Worcester may be resigned, but they’re hearty, Augustus says. Whatever the weather, they’re used to pulling together.

"That doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of frustrating hours and days ahead," he said.