BX commuters, businesses affected as heat grips borough

As temperatures keep climbing, commuters and shoppers alike are having a hard time dealing with the excessive heat in The Bronx.

Click "NEXT" below your video player for more coverage of shopping in excessive heat.

The streets of Fordham Road were packed with cars today as many residents opted to drive to work so they could sit in air conditioning while waiting in traffic. For those without cars, many said their struggle came down to which would be cooler, the bus or the subway.

Despite the fact that Fordham Road was packed with cars, the usually busy sidewalks were quite empty today. That's because some residents said they opted to hold off on running errands or shopping in the intense heat.

Many residents said they are trying everything they can to keep cool during this summer scorcher.Submit photos and videos of how you are beating the heat

Weather Center Watch News 12 Watch News 12 Traffic and WeatherSubmit photos and videos of how you are beating the heat

To find a cooling center near you, call 311 or Click here.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."