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Communities work to dig out after Sunday’s storm

Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 9:00 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Folks in the Old Southwest neighborhood of Roanoke, with mainly street parking, say they’re used to digging out their vehicles before driving anywhere.

“Usually, Southwest, we get it a little later,” said Leslie Gouffray, who did not see a snowplow in sight until late Monday morning. “We have tenants so got to dig out the sidewalks and make sure they’re safe.”

Residents dealing with the aftermath of the storm in Southeast Roanoke shared the same struggles uncovering their vehicles, but say plows reached them a little faster.

The Town of Vinton had the clearest roads and parking lots we saw in the area, thanks to proactive businesses and property owners getting ready to open for business as usual Thursday.

“For what we got yesterday they’ve done a really good job,” said property owner Chris McCarty. “Snow’s great until you have to clear the lots, that’s a lot of work.”

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