Tuesday, January 26, 2016
School buses get stuck in snow
Multiple school buses became stuck in the snow Monday as they tried to traverse snowy streets in Queens, the borough hardest hit by the weekend's blizzard.
Residents were furious over unplowed streets and the mayor's move to keep schools open despite the record-breaking storm.
"We make one decision for a school system of 1.1 million kids," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, defending the move to keep class in session, during a midday news conference.
PIX11 News viewers in Middle Village and Woodhaven reported seeing school buses getting bogged down in the slushy mess that still coated the roadways during the morning commute.
Requests for comment from the city's Department of Education were not returned by the time of publication.