Residents deal with more snow removal

By Beau Ebenezer

February 1, 2014 Updated Feb 3, 2014 at 12:21 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Salt and shovels were in high demand Saturday morning as Nena's Hardware store worked to keep their shelves stocked.

Clearing snow from the driveway each month has become routine for residents living in Central Illinois.

"When you get up this early every morning to start shoveling, you really get sick and tired of it," said Peoria resident, Jason Flagg. "It is part of the year, and when you live in this area you get used to it."

"I've been shoveling since 5:30," said Peoria resident, Mike Wiesehan. "I did my driveway first, and then went out to my business. I worked out there and shoveled, and then I came back home and shoveled again."

Peoria neighbor, Doug Smith has lived on the north side of Peoria for more than 40 years.

He said this is one of the worst winters he can remember.

"Even if I get a little trace of snow on my driveway, I have to scoop it up," said Smith. "I won't be able to get my car up, so I am constantly out here scooping. If I drive up before I shovel, I'll get tracks on the driveway. It will make it hard to get up."

Although Smith struggles with a bad back, he continues to help his neighbors clear a path in their driveways.

Next week, residents can expect to be snowed in once again with more snowfall expected.

Like always, they said that they'll be prepared.

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