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Snowed In Neighbors Lend Helping Hands

SOUTHWICK STUCKSOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) –They say there’s a first time for everything. Eric Crandall picked quite the time to move to Massachusetts from West Virginia, and this is his very first New England winter. “No. Nothing like this before. This is the most snow ever. It seems like everywhere else in the country the snow melts after like 3 days, where up here, it stays for like weeks and weeks,” he said.

At a Southwick apartment complex, folks spent their Saturday morning digging out. Their cars were buried beneath mounds of snow taller than some adults. “I started shoveling about 5-5:30 this morning…still haven’t gotten anywhere,” said Todd Anderson.

Not even our news truck was immune to getting stuck. “I look out the window, and there’s the Channel 40, ABC News truck stuck, so I figured I’d bundle back up, see if I could help,” Anderson shared. The snow showed no mercy on blowers and plow trucks, breaking them down, which meant entire lots in the complex went untouched. Southwick got some of the most snow, over 2 feet of it. Neighbors are out trying to help each other dig out. “You wouldn’t be able to do it by yourself. If you’re elderly, the snow is heavy, it’s cold,” Crandall warned. “I love snow, I don’t mind the winter, and it’s the only way I get to meet my neighbors around here,” smiled. Geoff Lucas. “My father once told me help somebody if you can. So, we’ll help anybody we can, you know?” Anderson added.

Speaking of a helping hand, Mother Nature should be lending one next week to help melt the snow, since temperatures are expected to climb past 40 degrees.

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