New York experienced its second snowstorm since the beginning of the year.
On Tuesday, January 21: we were hit with an early blast when snow started to come down around 8 a.m. and sanitation trucks seemed to have been invisible on the streets.
Mayor De Blasio’s spokeswoman Marti Adams claimed the city does not dispatch plows until there is two inches of accumulation.
There have been reports that a number of streets on the Island still looked unplowed as of Thursday morning. Islanders called 311 seeking assistance for untouched side street such as, Greanleaf and Delafield Avenue by Blessed Sacrament where parents drop their children off.
According to the New York Post: The city’s 311 help line had been swamped by nearly 125,000 calls, demanding snow and ice removal solely by 3 p.m. The daily average of calls through 311 is 50,000.
As of Thursday, the city Department of Sanitation spokesman Vito Turso said there have been 32 plows out on Island streets and 60 salt spreaders. He claims that the problem with side streets is that there is less traffic and the combination of rock salt is ineffective.
Although the snow has stopped for now, bone-chilling temperatures continue.