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Lebanon County still digging out from snow storm

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People in Lebanon County are still digging out from last week's snow storm.

Several streets were shut down Wednesday so crews could remove snow and ice.

"I hate it," said Lisa Clark, a resident. "Bring on spring! I'm ready!"

With a warm-up creeping in, snow and ice are melting and the Pleasant Hill neighborhood in North Cornwall Township can finally dig out.

"What happens is the piles get too big and the streets get too narrow for fire and police to get through, and also we have surface drainage so we have a flooding issue when we get too much snow," said Thomas Long, the township's public works director.

For the second time this winter, they had to bring in tractors to get the job done.

"It's been a long time since I remember coming here and doing it twice in a month," Long said. "It takes a few hours to get a block done."

Within about an hour's time, crews filled up and hauled away three large dumpsters. Workers said they could not have done it without the help of neighbors.

"We're out here trying to break up the snow so that our guys can clean it off our streets so we can commute better," Clark said.

Neighbors old and young did their part.

"I'm helping mom and uncle Donnie get all the snow," said Ryan Clark, Lisa Clark's 4-year-old son.

"We have a lot of cooperation with the residents pushing the snow off the sidewalks. We appreciate that," said Long.

Crews will be out again Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nineteenth Street, 20th Street and Arch street will be closed, as will Center Street between 19th Street and 20th Street.

Residents with cars parked along those streets are asked to move them.

Crews will also be out in Lebanon on Thursday. Mifflin Street will be closed from Lincoln to Fourth, and Guilford Street will be shut down from Lincoln to Seventh.


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