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Snow dumping topples headstones in Brooklyn cemetery

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/snow_dumping_topples_headstones_in_brooklyn_cemetery_20110105

New York City snow removal trucks dumped tons of snow from the area's recent blizzard into the city's largest Jewish cemetery, toppling 21 headstones. An iron fence around Brooklyn's Washington Cemetery also was damaged when crews from the Sanitation Department dumped the snow into the cemetery over New Year's weekend, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The damage was discovered Sunday. Family members of some relatives buried in the cemetery have visited in recent days to check on the graves. Several cars parked next to the cemetery also were buried; some were damaged.

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