(St. Albans, NY)- Senator Malcolm A. Smith's Operation Snow Patrol has seen night and day improvements in the City's snow removal efforts.
"I would like to applaud the City Council, Department of Sanitation and the Office of Emergency Management for their efforts to ensure that the main streets of Southeast Queens and NYC were plowed before the morning rush hour. Based on what I have seen this morning, I would hope that all of the side streets throughout the city would be clear by noon today. If there are any side streets in Southeast Queens that have not been cleared by that time I am asking residents to call my office immediately so we can assist them," said Senator Smith.
Operation Snow Patrol was formed as a direct result of the City's inadequate response to the Blizzard of 2010. Members of the snow patrol hit the streets from 4 a.m.- 6:30 a.m. this morning ensuring that all streets in Southeast Queens were being plowed in a timely manner.
(Malcolm A. Smith is the New York State Senate Immediate Past President Pro Tempore (2008-10)