Couple: Snow dumped on property by city-hired help

Couple: Snow dumped on property by city-hired help

Couple: Snow dumped on property by city-hired help (2/1/16)

NEWARK - A Newark couple says they came home to find 12 feet of snow pushed onto their front lawn after help hired by the city thought the home was abandoned.

It's been more than a week since the blizzard dumped snow across the state.

One of the hardest hit areas was Newark. According to city officials, Newark had to hire outside emergency contractors to help clean up the snow.

They pushed it all onto the property of a home damaged last year in a fire.

The homeowner says now contractors can't finish working on it.

Gilda Smith wasn’t too happy to find the snow on her property.

“This is a disgrace, the city of Newark, New Jersey, this is a disgrace to us as taxpayers. This is something that's a nightmare,” says Smith.

The city brought out emergency crews to clear away all the snow so the contractors can resume work fixing up the house.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

R.J. Cole is Today's Scholar Athlete. 1 Scholar Athlete - R.J. Cole
Hoboken police two men assaulted a woman and 2 Hoboken police seek ID of robbery suspects
The Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven will reopen 3 Surflight Theatre set to reopen after declaring bankruptcy
Ruben Mondalto was able to wander away from 4 Toddler wanders away from Sayreville day care
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 5 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE