Twin Cities residents deal with impact of yet another snowstorm

February 21, 2019 06:17 PM

Not only is more snow headed in this direction, but the cold temperatures in the Twin Cities mean it isn't going away anytime soon.

It keeps piling up higher and higher, while the space to drive on side roads gets more and more narrow. 


And in the wake of the latest snowstorm Wednesday, area residents were dealing with the impact in different ways.

RELATED: Metro area residents, plow drivers work to clear snow after storm

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS met up Thursday with people who were towed, others who were plowing the streets, and neighbors helping neighbors - shoveling alleyways.

Bill Gambucci of Minneapolis just laughed at the weather. He has lived in Minnesota since the 1980s, but wondered why he hasn't moved somewhere warmer.

"I'm doing what the plow left," he said while shoveling again after the plows came through.

RELATED: New record set during Wednesday snowstorm, side streets especially challenging for motorists

Plow driver Mike Kraus took a quick break to chat. But he had to keep going.

"Yeah, it's been stacking up quite a bit," he said. "So time to get it cleaned up!"

Kraus, who works for Anderson Reda, said the heavy snow has been challenging.

"You've (got to) work around with everything that's out there, and it's a challenge for everybody," he said. "It's a challenge for the people plowing, and it's a challenge for the people parking, with the snow emergency."

Minneapolis resident Omal Maitra was paying it forward, snow blowing and plowing for neighbors who have done the same for him in the past. 

"The city comes through, and they do a great job cleaning," Maitra said. "But they leave a lot of stuff blocking all of the driveways."

Others said trying to figure out where they can and can't park has become a hassle.

"I'm out here trying to avoid a ticket and tow," St. Paul resident Irene Opsahl said.

Gemini Spears was among those not able to avoid that circumstance.

"I came out this morning, and my car is gone," Spears said. "And I don't know what I'm going to do!"


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