Bloomberg to probe allegations that workers delayed NYC snow clean-up
December 30th, 2010
02:24 PM ET

Bloomberg to probe allegations that workers delayed NYC snow clean-up

Four days after a monster blizzard blanketed much of the northeastern United States, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he will investigate whether sanitation workers intentionally delayed clean-up efforts
over frustrations regarding city-wide budget cuts.

"It would be an outrage if it took place," Bloomberg said Thursday, stressing that his administration's primary focus is clearing streets in the city's outer boroughs. Some neighborhoods remained snowbound for days after the storm.

Rumors swirled across New York on Thursday that sanitation officers ordered rank-and-file workers to slow down clean-up efforts in retaliation for the city's belt-tightening measures.

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  1. duke

    Booooooooooo!!!!
    To the Midget and his hostage taking friends at the department of sanitation!!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alligator

    New York is a dump

    December 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Truth

    Before you criticize the workers consider this. They couldn't get to work either. It ticks me off when people blame other people for mother natures wrath. That's just plain ignorance in our need to blame someone for everything.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Truth

    And shame on you CNN for reporting less than all the facts. But that's nothing new.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. duke

    Who do you blame when you see plows by the dozen go by and none of them are plowing snow??
    It ticks me off when conformist defend the system that's hurting the people!

    December 30, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. toad

    @ duke could not have said it better myself

    December 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Truth

    Didn't say everyone was perfect. Dunce!!

    December 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Truth

    The system that's hurting people is the very one that makes us free, well as free as this society will allow. Moving is always an option. IRAQ maybe?

    December 30, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pop! Pop!

    What! this was blamed on the mayor and not obama wow! the world is coming to an end

    December 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Kimberly

    Typical lazy spoiled Americans... At least they have jobs (hopefully not for long if true)! I love how people just think they are owed things in life..." We will show them". Grrrr

    December 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pop! Pop!

    Yep yep

    December 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hippy

    Yeah man. All you conformists need to stop conforming and stuff. It's the man man. Always trying to get us to have jobs and stuff.

    December 30, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Veritas

    Hey the city runs on the mayors orders helllloooo! they needed to save money by slowing down. These decisions come from above. this mayor is one hipocritical sob. look at what bloomberb did about the fireman who died due to health complications from 9/11 and he refused to acknowlege him as a hero. bloomberg is a duplistic pos

    December 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    If you didn't shovel the snow from the sidewalk in front of your own home, you have no say in this matter.

    December 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • termlimits

      That's like saying: if you didn't get h1n1 flu you don't have a say! Happy New Year!

      December 31, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  15. KeyboardCommando

    Veritas just doesn't like any independents. Only the far left has all the answers and never makes mistakes.

    December 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
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