Oops! Some Snow Gets Into the Schuylkill

A reader sent PhillyClout this Flickr set of photos that show a Philadelphia streets department truck dumping snow into the Schuylkill River off the Market Street Bridge. 

This of course comes after Mayor Nutter vowed that no snow would go into the city's two rivers because of the negative environmental impact. Oops.

So we called over to the city's press office to find out what was going on. Nutter spokeswoman Maura Kennedy told us that this was an isolated incident, and not a change in city policy.

"This was an error by the crew. They were not made fully aware of our policy that we're not dumping snow into the river," Kennedy said, adding that as soon as supervisors were aware of the problem, "they were immediately halted."

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