If there was a deliberate job slowdown by sanitation workers during the blizzard as reported in the daily media because they were angry about possible layoffs and budget cuts to their department, there needs to be a thorough investigation as to why this was permitted.
There is absolutely no valid or logical reason for the sanitation workers to deliberately slow down plowing of streets and roadways. There were so many streets that were not plowed at all right after the storm and this caused very serious problems for the fire and police departments, emergency services and the MTA who had hundreds of buses stuck in the snow. Even ambulances and fire trucks got trapped in the deep snow. Yes this was a very powerful storm, with blinding, blowing snow falling at the rate of 2-3 inches per hour, accompanied by 50-60 mph winds, thunder and lightning. However, you cannot take out your frustrations at the mayor for not doing the job of plowing the streets and roadways. Sanitation Commissioner Dougherty needs to conduct an internal investigation as to what happened.