As is the case all over the northeast, Brooklyn received a massive amount of snow on Sunday. Nearly two days later, the streets still aren’t plowed, buses aren’t running, subways aren’t running, and it doesn’t look like conditions are improving anytime soon.
What makes things worse are the drivers who are abandoning their vehicles in the middle of the street. As I walked a few blocks from my parents’ house to visit my aunt, I saw a few cars stuck in the avenue. A few hours later, the cars were still there. While plows (whenever they get around to this area) can move around some of these cars, there are other 1 and 2 lane streets that are completely blocked off.
It could be worse… at least we still have electrical power, and I’m getting plenty of exercise shoveling snow and ice.
Still, ignoring the inconvenience, how are ambulances supposed to pass streets like this?
I’ve NEVER seen the roads this bad, with public transportation disabled for this long after a snowstorm before. Either the city officials were caught completely unprepared, or layed off too many sanitation employees.