Headstones, cars destroyed by Bay Parkway snow removal

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.

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