When a shovel isn't up to the job, a snow blower can be a blessing. That was the case Friday afternoon near Montvale.

We found John Byles clearing the driveway that serves One Faith Fellowship Church and his property next door.

"It's pretty to look at," Byles said of the snow, "but if you actually have to get out to do anything, it's treacherous."

Byles had been at it for three hours, and figured he had another hour to go. Like many others in western Virginia, he says he won't be disappointed when the snow finally disappears.