STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – The snowstorm was on Tuesday and yet on Friday, three days later, some streets in Staten Island were still covered with snow. Residents said Mother Nature and cars driving up and down the streets did the job city plows ignored.
Local councilman Vincent Ignizio said phones in his office haven’t stopped ringing for days. Local constituents even posted pictures to his Facebook page as recently as Thursday night, showing more and more streets left untouched by plows.
“We just noticed something was different from the first storm and clearly something wasn’t right. I believe the Department of Sanitation got behind the eight ball because the storm rolled in a lot sooner,”said Ignizio.
Ignizio joined others in the City Council and called for an oversight hearing to get to the bottom of what went wrong during the latest storm.
“It’s not an attack on the Mayor or the Commissioner. This is what our job is to do,” said Ignizio.
In a press conference on Friday, Mayor deBlasio acknowledged the city needed to do better, but there is still no official word on when or if a hearing will be held in response to plowing complaints.