However well or poorly the New York sanitation department did at
clearing the snow
from December's blizzard, the garbage trucks were too busy driving around with plows on to pick up any garbage. Around Manhattan, at least, the bag-drifts are outlasting the snowdrifts (and have
saved at least one person's life
along the way, when a suicidal man jumped from his ninth-story apartment this past weekend and landed on a trash pile).