Newark's snow storm response criticized

- After Winter Storm Jonas, building handyman Kohsar Hussean and his brother Qamar cleared a path through the 27 inches of new snow on their street with a snow blower they used for work and then waited for plows that never arrived.

According to, the city of Newark dispatched only nine vehicles for salting and plowing during Winter Storm Jonas, leaving many streets like this part of Baldwin Avenue unplowed for days.

Newark contracted more than 40 additional vehicles to help clear roads but even that additional manpower proved insufficient, according to

At a meeting Tuesday, Newark's City Council promised to retain more salters and plows for future storms.

Unable to move his car out of the driveway and to the end of their still-unplowed block, Hussean missed two days of work.

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