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Tough winter for Midstate's southern tier

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EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

So far this season, the southern counties like Lancaster have gotten much more snow than their northern counterparts.

Most of the folks in Lancaster County are not too happy about that.

"'I hate this stuff. Like I said, I'm getting too old for this," said Bob Brown, a professional driver from East Petersburg, as he shoveled his sidewalk. When the hard work was over, Brown said he would stay inside.

"Sit on the couch, watch TV and watch all the other crazy people that I see on the news," Brown said.

At East Petersburg public works, the employees were doing their best to keep drivers off of the news by keeping the roads clear. They were hard at work getting the plow trucks ready, for the eighth time this season.

"It's been very heavy compared to past years. Usually we escape with about two or three," said Herbert Mattern, the Public Works Superintendent. "We've been using a considerable amount of salt. And right now the borough is looking into getting our own salt shed."

Despite that, the salt supply and the budget are holding up.

"The borough has put some part time people on to add to our staff to give a little better service. We're trying to do the best we can," Mattern said.

But staying accident free also depends on you, the driver.

"Be careful. Drive slow. No texting!" said Brown.

abc27 contacted several Lancaster County municipalities. All officials said they also have plenty of resources to get through the rest of winter.

There is a winter weather advisory in Lancaster County until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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