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The Perfect Storm is Wreaking Havoc in Allentown

What do you get when you combine garbage day and high winds? A trash disaster. It’s garbage day in Allentown. There’s also a high wind warning, with winds between 25 to 35 mph, and gusts up to 60 mph. The winds are wreaking havoc, by tipping over the garbage and recycling bins. This morning, traveling Elmwood from Bryant to Elmwood, it was unreal how many bins had been tipped over. Maybe 50%? And it was the same with Allen, all the way to the Medical Campus. And the winds have not subsided, which means that more bins are being blown over, and more trash is being released into the neighborhood. 

I’m not sure if the City has any sort of plan for perfect storm scenarios such as this, but if the strewn litter remains like it is, come this spring it’s going to be a complete mess in Allentown, and sections of Elmwood.

Seeing that I’ve been posting about the litter problems that this city already faces, it’s almost unbearable to think what we are in store for if the City does not send a crew out to handle the problem. The photos that I took don’t do justice to the incredible amount of garbage that is blowing around at the moment. Hopefully, an emergency litter mob can get to work tomorrow, before the snow begins to fly on Sunday.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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