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Large snow banks make people rethink commutes

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (WHDH) - After two storms in the past week snow removal crews and residents are cleaning up before the next snowfall on Tuesday.

Cars in Somerville are still buried and wedged between snow mounds, busy intersections haven’t been fully cleared many people just don’t have room to put it all.

“We put it in the yard, we pile it up. The kids play on it and they love it,” Phil Saddler said.

Two days after the last storm, companies were still busy clearing bus stops and ramps for the disabled in Somerville.

“We’re just trying to make it for handicapped people have access to the sidewalk,” Mike Babin of MDR Construction said.

Many are finding it hard to get around even after the snow has stopped falling.

“I usually walk to work, but I just stopped doing that because it’s really hard. There are some streets that aren’t shoveled, there’s a lot of ice,” Heather Goldman said.

The repeated snowstorms have caused others to take the opposite approach.

“I’m trying to walk more than drive. I find there are a lot of people slipping around in their cars which makes me nervous so I try to stay on the sidewalks,” Daphne Kalotay said.

Everyone that spoke with 7News said they can’t wait for spring to come.
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