Department of Sanitation issues snow alert after Tuesday’s UES fiasco

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – More flakes are predicted to fall Saturday and the De Blasio administration could be tested twice in the same week.

The Department of Sanitation was criticized for its lack of clean up on the Upper East Side Tuesday.

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“It could have been a lot safer. It was not safe the way it was up here,” Upper East Sider Terri Fernandez said.

While Saturday’s storm is not expected to be huge, the Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert. It said it’s loading salt spreads, plows will be attached if necessary and crews are on stand-by.

Initially, Mayor Bill De Blasio said the clean up on the Upper East side was just fine. But once he visited he changed his tune. “What I learned in the course of it was some of the work wasn’t good enough,” the Mayor said Friday. “We have to do better.”