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Huntington Residents Kept Busy With Snow Removal

Reported: Feb. 13, 2014 4:32 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 13, 2014 5:19 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Darrah Wilcox) -- Most people in Huntington were expecting only a dusting, but racked up a few inches of snow overnight and early Thursday. It was a scene that seems to be set on "repeat" and snow removal has become a normal part of the winter routine here.

While it may be nice to look at, many people are sick of the snow.

"It's just gotten very monotonous," Kane Smith said. "We reached doldrums. It's just the same weather, and it's cold, and it's hard to do much, because the roads are slick and very miserable for the most part."

Homeowners and snow plows stayed busy with snow removal most of the morning. One man chose to use a broom to wipe his car off deciding a scraper just wasn't enough to handle the job. Another man set aside the shovel years ago in favor on the squeegee.

"I'd rather push than lift. It makes it a lot easier!" John Gillespie said.

This winter, it's gotten a lot of use. Thursday morning, Gillespie kept busy again, clearing the sidewalks in front of his home near Ritter Park.

"Right now you're right at the limit of what you can push pretty easily. When it's dry snow, you just go right through it. It makes it a lot easier. It's not back-breaking work anyway," he said.

He's hoping to retire to tool for the season soon, and he's not alone.

"I'm looking forward to the sun and being able to enjoy the pool weather," Smith said.



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