“Soon I’ll have nowhere to put it,” says Staten-Island resident Ziggy Kuchraczyck, referring to the pile of snow in his front lawn. SILive.com reports that with almost three feet of snow falling on the NYC borough and a few more inches of snow coming this weekend, Staten Islanders are wondering where to put it all. Residents have been talking to each other on how to find a place to put all the snow that has fallen.
The website says that companies who engage in private snow removal have begun bringing in backhoes and dump trucks, depositing the snow into semi-included spots on the property. Sanitation Department spokesperson Matthew Lipani suggests that city residents should pile the snow in their front yards and at sidewalks near the curb.
Snow melters are working night and day, hauling in big business by literally hauling in snow out of residents’ houses. Many Staten Islanders have also been persistently calling “311 to exhaustion,” mainly inquiring on when the streets will be cleared.
Yesterday, NYC 311 handled more than 250,00 phone calls, the most it has received in its history.
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