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WNYC News

Regular Weekday Service Resumes on NYC's Subways

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The MTA says commuters should check its website for service status today as the system gets back to a regular schedule.

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Transportation Nation

Someone's Got To Shovel It

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A small army of Department of Sanitation hires have fanned out across the city to clear the way for you.

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Transportation Nation

Slush Lakes: An Explainer

Friday, February 14, 2014

Why, why are there slush lakes at every street corner? Doesn't NYC have storm drains? Here's why you're probably vaulting over the small lakes currently forming at many crosswalks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Where Does Road Salt Go?

Friday, February 07, 2014

Steven Corsi, research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, explains the problem of using too much road salt. Then, Joshua Dawsey, Wall Street Journal reporter, talks about the shortage of road salt, plus some of the consequences of using so much.

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WNYC News

Lack of Snow Saves City Money, But Not Much

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The mild weather this winter is helping the city's coffers. The Bloomberg administration estimates it has saved $11 million that would have gone to winter weather clean-up such as snow plowing, salt and overtime pay.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers to Get Real-Time Snow Plow Information

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will be setting up a website so residents can track the locations of snow plows during snow storms. The city began installing GPS devices in snow plows after last winter's disastrous "Blizzard of 2010."  Word of the plan came after the city of Chicago announced a similar "plow tracker" site.

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WNYC News

Look | Melting Snow Reveals New Yorkers' Dirty Secrets

Thursday, February 03, 2011

PHOTOS. Clambering over a black and grey snow bank, Almando Martinez's foot sunk into crunchy ice. The 50-year-old plumber looked down and groaned. “It’s disgusting,” he said. “It’s the dirtiest I’ve ever seen.”

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