Residents complain about snow covered side streets

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Two days after the storm some side streets remain buried in snow. (WPVI)

One of the big challenges, as always in Philadelphia, is clearing those small side streets.

It's now two days after the storm and residents on some smaller streets are still digging out. They say they're hoping to see more plows on those roadways.

In the city's Fairmount section we met Dane Showmaker, who says he's seen several people on 26th Street having a hard time getting up the hill there.

He says, "All day, all weekend, people have been trying to drive, do stupid things."

When he saw a limousine from a funeral home in a bind he jumped into help. The driver was in route to pick up mourners for a Monday morning service.

As for his thoughts about the lack of plowing, Dane tells us, "I'm assuming it's resources are spread thin this weekend. Trying get people out."

On Monday morning some neighborhood side streets looked neglected as residents attempted to start the work week two days after the record breaking blizzard.

Drivers and walkers needed extra time.

Nudaye Clark of North Philadelphia says, "it's slipper, for one. And I was happy about snow at first, but now as I see it's a lot."

The city of Philadelphia worked nonstop overnight with the goal to get residents moving.

In Spring Garden shovelers cleared walkways with snow blowers and shovels, and in Center City plows and front end loaders tried to keep the major arteries clear.

In Mount Airy early Monday morning many residents had not cleared the snow off their cars yet, and city plows needed to make another trip on many secondary roads.

In Roxborough busy Henry Avenue was in great shape, but the notoriously windy streets are even narrower because snow walls now line the pavement.

Roxborough resident Doug Mazzuca says, "So far it's pretty good. There's a good amount of salt down. I think Philadelphia, at least around here, did a decent job."

The city started to field calls to 311 Monday morning at 6 a.m. and were also seeing residents reach out on Twitter. If you need an area plowed the city is asking you contact 311 with a location.
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