MT. VERNON, N.Y. – One of the advantages of dwelling in a densely populated area is anticipating your tax dollars to salt and plow a transparent path to work throughout a snowstorm.
However on Tuesday morning in Mt. Vernon, New York, residents woke up to hit the street and obtained a impolite awakening.
Rubber gloves, plenty of them, had been intentionally stuffed into the fuel tanks of the town’s whole fleet of garbage, plow, and salt vans – just in time for Tuesday’s snowstorm.
“Earlier than you realize it, all our vans have been down,” Mt. Vernon Division of Public Works Garage Superintendent Edgar Torres informed WPIX. “I’ve been with the town for 18 years. I’ve never seen one thing like this.”
Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas is furious, and though he could not supply any exhausting proof, insisted sabotaging the DPW was payback for his efforts to wash up corruption in Mt. Vernon.
“A variety of enemies have been made since I’ve been cleaning up metropolis hall. At this level, it’s beneath investigation, it’s onerous to tell precisely where the details are leading us. But what I know is I’m so pleased with the division of public works for rallying to be resilient at present,” the Mayor stated.
By late Tuesday night time, the whole lot seemed to be back to regular. The Public Works Division believes they’ve all the rubber gloves pulled out of the fuel tanks.