Nutter blames residents for snowy streets

    As the city of Philadelphia continues to dig out from back to back blizzards, Mayor Michael Nutter is pointing the finger at residents for some of the snow-blocked streets.

    As the city of Philadelphia continues to dig out from back to back blizzards, Mayor Michael Nutter is pointing the finger at residents for some of the snow-blocked streets.

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    Streets Department workers are still clearing snow in some places, but Mayor Nutter says residents are causing some of their own problems navigating streets.

    Nutter: Much of the difficulty that we are experiencing right now comes from streets that were plowed or at least treated and unfortunately people throwing snow back into the street, which then got compacted, unfortunately we had mostly freezing temperatures that snow has frozen.

    The mayor says the city will review the entire snow cleanup process to see how it can be done better the next time around.

    Meanwhile, the snow-packed side streets are wreaking havoc with city bus routes. Dozens are still running detours, and two lines were down as of this morning.

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