“Over a foot of snow in five hours so that’s a heavy, heavy rate, but we managed to keep all of the highways and primaries open,” said Bernard Sullivan of the Sanitation Department.
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.
For many residents the stench from rotting garbage is getting to be worse than the mounds of dirty snow.
When the first flakes began falling last Sunday, no one could have predicted the mess that followed.
The big dig was still underway Saturday, with the City’s bravest manning shovels instead of hoses.
It’s been five days since the blizzard dumped nearly 20 inches of snow in and around New York City and the effects are still being seen across the five boroughs.
The City waste bin looks like a trash can and certainly smells like one, treat it like one and you’re likely to get hit with a hefty fine.
About 20 sanitation workers got mohawks Friday in honor of their co-worker, 42-year-old Matt Hoffman.
New York City’s Sanitation Department says it will put more workers on the streets by reassigning supervisors and adding 100 new hires for trash and snow removal.
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