St. Paul residents say a snow plow driver went rogue and bulldozed a number of trash bins and recycling carts on Friday, sending the containers flying into yards and different neighbor’s driveways, and spewing trash and recycling in every single place.
One such incident was captured in a YouTube video, and a number of other residents talked about it on the Como Neighbors – Blunt Truth Facebook web page.
“The snow plows pushed (four) damaged trash carts into my driveway but none of them are mine. Mine was found a block away,” one man wrote on the web page.
Residents posted photos exhibiting overturned bins and trash strewn all through the snow.
City Council President Amy Brendmoen, whose Ward 5 contains a lot of the Como Park neighborhood, additionally posted on the web page concerning the incident. She thanked residents for bringing it to her consideration and stated the habits was “completely outrageous and unacceptable.”
From her put up, it appeared that the snow plow driver knocked over bins on Idaho, California and Montana streets within the metropolis.
In a press release launched Sunday night time, town acknowledged the incident saying it was “aware that several city garbage and recycling carts were knocked over and damaged during the Snow Emergency plowing operations on Friday … We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our residents. We take the residents’ complaints and concerns about this issue very seriously. We are working with our staff to initiate a formal investigation, review all data and take the appropriate actions.”
Sean Kershaw, director of St. Paul Public works stated within the assertion, “I share residents’ frustration and anger about what happened. We will be working with our staff and immediately investigating this situation.”