The snow has ended, the sun is out, but the wind continues driving the snow that has fallen into drifts and recovered roads that were previously cleared.
This storm may be a tipping point against Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who refused to announce a state of emergency that would enable city agencies to better tackle the tremendous amounts of snow that have fallen.
He needs to apologize, even as the Mayor claimed that this is the worst storm in the city’s history. Bloomberg should have made the call last night as subways, buses, and even emergency vehicles found themselves stuck in the snow and unable to move.
While most primary roads are clear, secondary roads are impassible in many parts of the City. That is due, in part, to people driving on the roads that were not plowed.
Still the region is digging out and mass transit and the airports are struggling to get on track. And homeowners and businesses in the City have to clear their sidewalks or else face fines. Where is the responsibility of the City to clear the roads?