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NYC Snow ‘Overwhelmed’ Emergency System, Mayor Says

New York City’s emergency system was “overwhelmed” by the Dec. 26 blizzard that dumped 20 inches of snow, leaving vehicles marooned and ambulances unable to reach the sick, injured and dying, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

“You can give us any grade you want,” Bloomberg told reporters at a press conference at a Bronx hardware store today. “We did not do as good a job as we wanted to do, or as the city has the right to expect.”