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Snow and ice in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn on Tuesday, Feb. 24. (Credit: CBS2)

Wednesday Warm-Up Allows For Some Snow And Ice Removal In New York City

Taking advantage of a brief “warm” spell, an army of sanitation workers spent all day Wednesday trying to clear city streets of ice and snow. But many residents were wondering why they had not seen trucks and plows sooner.

02/25/2015

A man walks past a large pile of snow created by snowplows on Broadway near Lincoln Center on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Residents Perplexed By New York City’s Lack Of Snow And Ice Removal

The city suspended alternate side parking again Tuesday for snow removal. But some drivers said they still had to maneuver around mounds of snow and ice.

02/24/2015

A Department of Public Works garage went up in flames in Edison, New Jersey on Thursday, Jan. 29. (Credit: Margie Thomas)

Edison Officials Scrambling After Snow Removal Gear Destroyed In Fire

Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey said the township did not lose all of its equipment, so the help will just pick up some of the slack.

01/31/2015

A plow at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue during the Blizzard of 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Comptroller: Removing Snow Costs $1.8 Million Per Inch

The study analyzed more than 10 years of snowstorms, but does not include the storm that hit the city earlier this week.

01/29/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives a winter storm update on Jan. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Residents Blast Mayor For Slow Snow Plowing As De Blasio Defends Travel Ban

Mayor Bill de Blasio said there will be a review of the city’s storm procedures to see if anything can be done better the next time around.

01/27/2015

A car passes through an intersection on 113th Street & Riverside Drive in Manhattan on Jan. 24, 2015. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

NYC Sanitation Department Looking For Emergency Snow Laborers

The Department of Sanitation has called in its emergency snow laborers to help remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets throughout the city.

01/24/2015

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal Budgets

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.

10/14/2014

Snow Plow Rage

Winter 2014 Set Record For New Jersey DOT Costs

he state Transportation Department spent $138 million on state highways, “which is about the total of what we spent the past three years combined,” New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

05/07/2014

Plows hit the road in White Plains on Feb. 3, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Some LI Residents Contend With Snow-Covered Sidewalks Days After Last Snowstorm

In New Hyde Park, shoveled sidewalks have been quickly covered with snow and ice after plows pass by. Meantime, residents in Elmont are demanding that businesses be held accountable for failing to shovel their sidewalks.

02/10/2014

Town of Hempstead crews load salt onto trucks at Levittown salt dome on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Flurry Of Storms Emptying Some LI Snow Removal Budgets

Brookhaven, Smithtown and Babylon have met or exceeded their snow removal budgets. Hempstead is about 60 percent through its snow removal funds.

02/10/2014

A car sits in the median along Interstate 75 in icy conditions January 29, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Thousands of motorists were stranded, many overnight, as a winter storm dropped three inches of snow, and ice made driving hazardous. (Photo by Scott Cunninghaml/Getty Images)

Faced With Criticism, Atlanta Mayor Slams NYC Snow Response In Tweet

The mayor of Atlanta slammed New York City’s snow removal efforts this week, after a New Yorker mocked the response in Atlanta to a snowstorm that amounted to 3 inches.

01/29/2014

Snow plows work to clear the Long Island Expressway after the powerful blizzard. (credit: CBS 2)

Brookhaven Beefs Up Snow Removal Capabilities In Aftermath Of Last Year’s Blizzard Response

Sixteen new trucks along with a new computerized communications system should prevent the kind of snow plowing disaster that occurred last winter, Highways Superintendent Dan Losquadro said.

11/18/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Amtrak)

Amtrak Service Between New York And Boston To Return To Normal

Service had been suspended since Saturday afternoon in and around Boston because the blizzard dumped a couple feet of snow in the area.

02/11/2013

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Important Questions To Ask Before Signing A Lease

If you’re looking for a place to rent, keep this list of questions handy.

12/19/2012

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Conn. Gov. Seeks Expanded Snow Disaster Aid

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says a disaster declaration by President Barack Obama will help Connecticut’s cities and towns fill holes in their budgets left by record-setting snowfall this winter.

03/04/2011

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