Steady Snow Makes for Tricky Commute for Morning Motorists
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Many brave enough to go out on the roads, were in a jam on Wednesday.
From back streets, to Main Street, on hills and highways up and down the Pioneer Valley, it was the same story. Tires were spinning and many drivers were stuck on the road.
The steady pace of snow made it nearly impossible for crews to keep up. Almost as quickly as snow was cleared, the ground was covered right back up again.
Those removing snow from the sidewalk put their shovels aside to push a car back onto the road.
Carlton Brown, in Springfield, knows he needs a different option to get home from work. His car just isn’t going to make it.
“I have a non-four wheel drive vehicle, but my wife was nice enough to come and swap out her four wheel drive vehicle since she doesn’t have work today,” Brown says.
One driver got stuck going onto the West Springfield rotary. She left her car stranded in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot and called her boss for a ride.
“Judy you have to come and get me, I’m not going anywhere,” says Kate Tyler.
And it wasn’t only small cars finding themselves in trouble, a bus was buried on State Street in Springfield.
“We are trying right now; it’s been about 2 hours of shoveling ourselves out and it doesn’t look like its working,” says Venus Roman. “Each time we do it, they come and plow us in,” she adds.
Those digging out, were surely wishing they just stayed in on this snowy day.