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Trash piles up on NYC streets following snowstorm

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A man walks past a large pile of garbage in New York on Monday, Jan. 3. After a large snowstorm crippled the city last week, the New York City Department of Sanitation has been unable to collect garbage leading to large uncollected piles of waste. Garbage collection resumed today, but officials estimated it would take up to four days to catch up.

Sanitation officials in NYC begin clearing up the mountains of trash that have grown on the city sidewalks since last week's blizzard. Meanwhile, a 26-year-old is recovering after piled trash saved him as he jumped from a ninth floor window.