From the Daily News:
Bloomberg rightly pledged a top-to-bottom look at how, with the same number of snow-removal personnel and the same amount of equipment as in previous snowstorms, so many streets, especially in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, took agonizingly long to clear.
He must start that review within days. He must finish it within a week. The next storm could already be brewing. We must learn:
Why emergency vehicles that normally barrel through drifts got stuck in the snow this time.
Why tow trucks didn't or couldn't clear blocked streets.
Why the 911 system was unable to handle a thoroughly predictable flood of calls.
Why some streets - even bike lanes, for crying out loud - were fully cleared before others saw their first plow. The administration's talk of "primary," "secondary" and "tertiary" streets may leave bureaucrats nodding their heads, but most New Yorkers live on those tertiary streets.
Most of all: How on God's snow white Earth, after blowing a response to a storm that was no surprise, is the city going to do better next time, given the resources available today?
That's the key question, because what we have now is as good as it's going to get.