WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Monday night, 22News traveled to Ludlow, Springfield, Chicopee and West Springfield to talk to residents during the snowstorm. One thing they all seemed to agree on was that this clean-up was tough.
After piling on all the snow that fell Monday on top of the snow from last weeks storm, residents found they were really struggling to dig themselves out again.
Plows were also working all night just trying to clear roads. 22News found that in most cities the major roads have all been plowed but there are still a number of side streets that have not been touched yet.
One resident told 22News although he loves the beauty of winter in New England, he isn’t a fan of the cleanup. Christopher Stone of Ludlow said, “It’s an extreme hassle. You know you’re breaking your back doing this stuff, especially when you get this much snow. You spend hours shoveling and snow plowing, and we’re in New England so it’s not like we’re going to get another one soon.”
He might be right. Monday was also Ground Hog Day and apparently we could be looking at another six weeks of winter. So another storm could definitely be on the horizon.
The good thing about this snow is it is really light and fluffy. That means when it comes to shoveling, it’s a lot easier to move around. However, when it comes to driving, it’s not the same story.