Sanitation Issues Statement About Gravestones

In response to our story about the Sanitation Department toppling gravestones at Washington Cemetery, the agency issued the following statement:

Unfortunately, during ongoing emergency snow clearing operations outside of the cemetery, the fence along the cemetery collapsed due to piled snow.  The Department is reaching out to cemetery officials to provide them with the necessary paperwork to file a claim.

Apparently they intend to pay for the damages. Or at least allow people to ask for them to pay. Thanks guys!


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