At around 8:15 a.m. today, a snow plow finally arrived on my block to clear the now-frozen three feet of snow running down its length. About 30 feet into the block, the Sanitation truck-turned-plow got stuck.
It’s 9:00 a.m. and it’s still there.
It’s also nine hours past the time the Sanitation Department said they’d have our side streets completed, and two hours past the deadline set by Mayor Bloomberg to have all work completed.
I went out there to help dig out the Sanitation truck. The driver said a shovel would do no good; he needed to wait for a front-end loader. The stuck Sanitation plow that we photographed on Jerome Avenue near Sheepshead Bay Road was there for at least two days before a front-end loader came. How long will we wait?
But that’s not the point. It’s evident that several blocks are past the city’s self-imposed deadline for cleaning. So we can get a better idea of just how much of the area remains neglected, we’re asking you to tell us if your block and any other blocks you know have not been plowed yet.