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County Residents Noticing More Plows On the Roads

By: Bianca Spinosa Email
By: Bianca Spinosa Email

February 5, 2010

Windy country roads covered in snow are beautiful to look at, but a hassle to navigate.

"It's just getting worse," said driver Michael Coppa. "I was out earlier and I turned around and came home because, you know, I think it's not a place to be."

Coppa lives near the Buck Island Country Store off Route 53. He ventured out to pick up his sons from a friend's house and quickly changed his mind.

"There's a curve that I'm very familiar with that I could tell we would probably have trouble with it," Coppa said. "So I said, you know, I'll call the boys and tell them to keep on sledding with their buddies."

The roads are slushy, but they're an improvement from the last blizzard. VDOT and private plows were out on the roads Friday repeatedly plowing roads, which is something they weren't able to do last time. Drivers were scarce on the roadways, which VDOT says helped them plow the roads faster. People got the message to stay at home during this blizzard. Coppa said he was already getting cabin fever.

"I'm getting tired of the snow, but you deal with what you're dealt," he said.

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