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Mayor Says City Likely To Pay For Plow Incident Caught On YouTube

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will most likely cover the damages to a vehicle that was hit by a snow plow during Monday's blizzard cleanup in Brooklyn Heights.

The incident, which was caught on tape, was shot from the window of a nearby apartment building and posted on YouTube.

The video shows a tow truck trying to extract a stuck snow plow, which repeatedly strikes what appears to be a Ford Explorer parked on the street.

"I'll leave it to the lawyers but I assume we probably are responsible if our plow hits them," Bloomberg said during a Tuesday press conference. "I don't know any reason why we wouldn't be, but it's a question for our lawyers and if you talk to our lawyer department, they'd be happy to give you an answer to that."

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