Allegations that a group of New York sanitation workers sat drinking beer instead of clearing snow left by last week's blizzard are being investigated by the city's sleaze watchdog.
By Jon Swaine, New York 7:07PM GMT 02 Jan 2011
The workers are said to have abandoned their snow plough and bought two six-packs of beer at a grocery shop in Kensington, Brooklyn, last Monday evening.
It is claimed they sat drinking them in a car while a bus and three other snow ploughs were trapped by snow just blocks away.
The city is still recovering from the Boxing Day storm, which left roads buried under about two feet of snow. Three people died amid severe delays to emergency vehicles.
Witnesses told The New York Post that passersby shouted at the men as they bought their packs of Heineken Light and Corona Light. "How can you do this?
You should be outside," they reportedly said.
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