Drivers dig out cars day after blizzard

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The day after the Blizzard of 2016, many spent the day digging their vehicles out from the mounds of snow Mother Nature dumped on Saturday. (WPVI)

The day after the Blizzard of 2016, many spent the day digging their vehicles out from the mounds of snow Mother Nature dumped on Saturday.

Action News spoke with Gretchen Enritz Sunday night, who was in her fourth hour of trying to clear her snow-packed driveway.

"There was no way I was getting in the driveway. The drifts were probably like right here," said Ehritz.

Some businesses were dealing with so much snow that they were only able to carve out a narrow pathway to the entrance.

"They're really bad. People are driving over medians, thinking that they're not medians, but they are," said Molly Gunson of Pottstown.

In Norristown, some drivers started digging out their cars early in the day.

"Were cleaning it now and hopefully the plow doesn't come later and boom cover it again," said Hilario Cavrera of Norristown, Pa.

While the fire department goes block by block digging out buried hydrants, it took them 10 minutes to find one on Main and Barbadoes.

"We have to go around and clean out the fire hydrants to be accessible if we have an emergency in the area," said firefighter Dana Lee.

Officials say the blizzard is also to blame for a roof collapse at a Chester County church in Downingtown, and they are also investigating whether the storm played a role in forcing a roof to cave in, in Quakertown Sunday morning.

But Mother Nature isn't done yet.

"It's getting a little icy as it's going into the evening so we think tomorrow morning we'll probably need to reapply after all this melts," said Matthew Homyk of Norristown, Pa.
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