Some residents are starting to get restless over a lack of neighborhood street plowing.
The city of Philadelphia is still working to clean up after withstanding two snowfalls within five days. Some residents are starting to get restless over a lack of neighborhood street plowing.[audio: 100212TMSNOWFAIL.mp3]
The city Streets Department has been concentrating on main arteries and secondary streets, which means some smaller streets haven’t been touched. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell says while crews deserve kudos for working through the storm, she’s now receiving complaints from residents.
Blackwell: Back in the neighborhoods, we still have a lot of challenges, they are calling asking us to try and get their street plowed. I tell people we will try I mean, I’m not upset, but I’m concerned people want their streets done too. So I’m hoping we can get to them.
Mayor Michael Nutter says the snow fighting effort will go on throughout the weekend, but some of the trucks have been converted back for garbage removal to help the city catch up with the rising mounds of trash in the neighborhoods.