After the Storm, Residents Struggle to Dig Out

Feb. 14, 2014

Shoveling once after a snow storm is tough, but twice is down-right difficult.

Two separate snowfalls dumped a more than a foot of snow on parts on Central Virginia Thursday, and on Friday residents were left to clean up the mess.

"It's heart attack snow, it's heavy snow. It's a little more difficult today," said Ron Morgan who was digging out his driveway.

Layers of heavy wet snow made shoveling a challenge for people struggling to clear out their driveways on Pantops.

"We started shoveling once, and then that second snow fall so we gave up and said we've shovel today," said Janice Garrett.

Neighbors were quick to help each other dig out. Garrett and her husband shoveled three driveways, including their own. She said each driveway took over an hour.

Richard Parker's neighbors came to his aid to push his car out of his driveway.

"I was trying to get out of my driveway, trying to go as far back as I could, as fast as I could and it just didn't work out. I learned a lesson," Parker said.

Some decided to make good use of the snow, using it for snowmen, snowball fights, or just putting it in their neighbors’ yards.


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