From the NY Post:
Despite proof that faulty tire chains were a key factor in the city’s botched blizzard response last year, Sanitation Department officials see no reason to buy better equipment for the coming winter, The Post has learned.
The agency “conducted a series of tests with the snow chains we use and is highlighting the proper mounting of snow chains on truck tires during the training of our sanitation workers,” as opposed to buying any new chains, said Sanit spokesman Vito Turso.
Still, Turso said, officials are still “weighing [the] options.”
The chains were a huge part of Sanitation’s screw-up last year as the Big Apple battled through the 20-inch Christmastime storm that crippled much of the city for days.
Although there were other problems -- such as reduced staffing because of the holiday weekend, the fast rate at which the snow fell and regular foul-ups in the field -- the city Department of Investigation found that the trash agency’s new chains failed a remarkable 44 percent of the time.