This frustration that Newark and other cities in New Jersey has been neglected may cost NJ governor Chris Christie in the presidential election. His handling of the situation has been poor. Newark, the brick city is the largest city in NJ. The mayor of New Jersey's largest city has apologized to residents who remain stuck in their homes due to unplowed streets.
Speaking Monday at a news conference, Ras Baraka said the city was "working around the clock" to remedy the problem. He said all roads in the city should be cleared by Tuesday morning.
The storm dumped nearly 30 inches on the city over the weekend. And residents say numerous side streets had not been cleared as of early Monday night.
Baraka said some of the snow removal delays were caused by people going out during the storm and abandoning cars in the streets.
He also cited the storm's intensity and Newark having to compete with other municipalities for resources.
There are also reports of neighbouring cities in NJ unplowed.