Headstones, cars destroyed by Bay Parkway snow removal

Several Brooklyn families are speaking out in dismay after they learned that sanitation crews accidentally destroyed their relatives' headstones at Washington Cemetery.When the Department of

BAY PARKWAY - Several Brooklyn families are speaking out in dismay after they learned that sanitation crews accidentally destroyed their relatives' headstones at Washington Cemetery.

When the Department of Sanitation removed snow after the blizzard, workers created snow piles 15 feet high. Some of the drifts have crashed down onto headstones, completely crushing them.

Sanitation officials say crews brought a lot of snow to Bay Parkway to start the melting process, since they say the underground pipes can handle the oncoming runoff.

Cars in the area have also been unintentionally mangled by workers, who were still out adding to the piles earlier today.

The Department of Sanitation says it is reaching out to cemetery officials and vehicle owners to provide them with the paperwork needed to file damage claims.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two teens attempting to jump from one rooftop 1 Teen dies trying to jump between rooftops
Doctors performed the risky surgery on Bellanie and 2 Formerly conjoined twins leave Westchester hospital
Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption 3 Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption
VIDEO: Rob Astorino blasts free tuition plan 4 VIDEO: Rob Astorino blasts free tuition plan
VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief 5 VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE