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Philadelphia Residents And Commuters Confront Piles Of Snow

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) – There are those who simply have to shovel some snow. Then there are those who have to dig themselves out.

Since the snow started falling on Monday, people living here on the 2500 block of Sartain Street in south Philadelphia say they haven’t seen one plow.

“We’re parked right here with the neighbors. Nobody can get out. So we are pretty much stuck until they decide to come and dig us out,” resident Mitch Stroh said.

Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson says 90 percent of the city’s streets have been treated and even keeping main streets clear has proven difficult.

“Some of our major streets had to be retreated because of the blowing winds and snowdrifts. We lost some lanes on those streets as well,” Tolson said.

While the kids are still having fun, the grown-ups are now dealing with some of the headaches associated with the snow storm.

AAA has been busy helping out one driver after another.

Dominic Martino of AAA said, “Mostly flat tires some dead batteries going on, but people are getting stuck in the snow.”

Since the city’s snow emergency was lifted people can now park again on snow emergency routes such as Broad Street.

As for trash collections, starting Tuesday pick-ups will resume as normal.

“Those who normally have Tuesday collections we will collect them tomorrow. We are asking that those who have rear driveway collections that they put their materials out front at the curb instead,” Tolson said.

Those who normally have trash pick up Monday’s will have to wait until next week to put their trash out.

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Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3

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