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Latest Storm Causes Headaches for Residents and Snow Plow Drivers
CINCINNATI (Angenette Levy) -- The latest winter storm left a blanket of sleet, snow and freezing rain across the tri-state making it a challenge to clean up for residents and snow plow drivers.
Some side streets hadn't been plowed as of Wednesday evening. Residents on Summit Ave. In East Price Hill some residents were frustrated because the street had been plowed up to the cul-de-sac where they live.
"Very frustrating because I couldn't go to work today. My car was frozen. I couldn't get off the street and I'm very upset," said Lora Johnson, who spent more than an hour clearing her car.
Her neighbor, Eldridge Bishop, shoveled and tried to chip through ice with his wife.
"She had a hard time getting out this morning. It took about 30 minutes to drive from here up the street. Just a block," Bishop said.
Cincinnati Public Works officials asked residents for patience.
"We have to get our main thoroughfares, our emergency routes clear first and after we get that we'll be quickly moving to the residentials. We just urge everybody to be patient with us," said Jarrod Bolden, Cincinnati's Superintendent of Traffic and Road Operations.
Smiley Keeling helped a neighbor whose car was trapped between a curb and a snow bank. Snow plows had pushed some of the snow to the side, caking a wall of snow against the cars.
Not everyone was aggravated by the latest storm. Children played at Dempsey Playground, converting an old sandbox into a sled.
"It's wonderful. It's amazing for me. It's amazing for all of us. Its really is," said Kaleem Arnold.