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The mayor of New York admits that he underestimated the severity of the storm

 

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, on Wednesday assumed responsibility for the insufficient response of municipal services to the storm that buried the city under a thick layer of snow and that, three days later, is still a nightmare for many of its inhabitants. .

 

Bloomberg acknowledged that he is "deeply dissatisfied" with the performance of the city's emergency services and pointed out that his response on this occasion "has been much worse" than in the snowfalls that the region has suffered in previous years.

 

"The question is why this time things did not work so well," said the mayor of the Big Apple, who in recent days has been the target of harsh criticism from the public for the slowness in cleaning, said today at a press conference. of the city streets.

 

As he explained, the City Council plans that all streets will be open again to vehicle traffic on Thursday morning, four days after the sixth worst snowfall ever recorded in New York ended.

 

difficulties continue

 

However, three days after the strong storm, chaos continued this Wednesday at the three international airports, on the highways, bridges and streets of the American metropolis, where 15 million inhabitants live.

 

Very tired and increasingly frustrated, thousands of passengers were still waiting in airport terminals even after the resumption of operations, some for more than 72 hours, for the departure of their plane.

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