NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s another horror story from the Christmas blizzard.
Sanitation crews toppled nearly two dozen gravestones and damaged a fence after dumping piles of snow into a Jewish cemetery in Midwood, Brooklyn.
Councilman David Greenfield called the incident at Washington Cemetery “shocking” and said it proved the Sanitation Department cannot service the living and had no respect for the dead.
“One of these piles of snow was so high that the pile collapsed and it was fronting the beginning of the cemetery. It knocked over a fence and consequently it buried several tombstones, knocked several over, broke a few others,” Greenfield told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks.
1010 WINS Reporter Stan Brooks gets details of the storm’s damage on the cemetery
The cemetery is the same one that was hit by vandals late last month. In that incident, at least 100 gravestones were toppled, cracked and broken.
A sanitation spokesman said the department was sending the cemetery paperwork to file a claim.