Inaction and Delays by New York as Storm Bore Down

The Times looks at what went wrong in the run up to Sunday’s blizzard. Plenty of blame to go around – both for the City and for the MTA.

One gap in the system was the lack of private contractors to help in the clean up effort. The city put its call out late in the game, but I wonder if part of the problem was Christmas weekend and many of the privates being unavailable as a result of the holiday.