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City truck crashes through ice in Schenectady park (with video)

Schenectady city employees work to pull a Parks Department pickup truck out of Iroquois Lake after it crashed through the ice Tuesday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady city employees work to pull a Parks Department pickup truck out of Iroquois Lake after it crashed through the ice Tuesday morning.
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Battling ice, cold and a vehcile that didn’t seem to want to be rescued, city officials worked this morning to pull a parks department pickup truck from icy Iroquois Lake in Central Park. The truck was clearing snow from the lake in preparation for ice skating when it broke through at about 6 a.m., Deputy Fire Chief Rod Rosate said this morning. The driver escaped unharmed. But the pickup truck soon sunk in, with the ...


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KeepingItReal
January 13, 2009
8:56 a.m.

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This is the second time this has happend. What do you think mayor; maybe it's not a good idea to use a truck on the pond to move the snow? Maybe nexted time not only will the city lose a truck, someone may get killed? Maybe snowblowers should be used?

NYreader
January 13, 2009
10:05 a.m.

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The mayor cannot be everywhere. This event is an example of a lack of good judgement on the part of the driver, not the mayor.
It also shows what happens if you do not give people the tools they need to do the job correctly. If the city wants to make ice skating a priority it needs to fix the Zamboni.

MrsC08
January 13, 2009
3:50 p.m.

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I'm hoping someone checked the thickness of the ice before going on to the lake....

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