Sharon Davis paid a neighbor to dig her car out of the 15.1 inches of snow lingering in Philadelphia since the “Thundersnow” storm struck Philadelphia, Wednesday into early Thursday morning.
Davis, 44, laughed when asked how she and her family were dealing with the snow.
“It’s not too hard to get through,” Davis said. “It’s just annoying because it takes much longer than it usual would to get everywhere.”
Davis said she was fortunate because the streets surrounding her home by 19th Street near Cumberland and Huntingdon streets were cleaned up immediately.
“It’s probably because traffic is constantly coming through those streets,” Davis said. “Everywhere else in that area is a rough ride, and it’s pretty hard on my car.”
“Even Center City is a mess, and that shocks me because I work downtown,” she added.
Davis, who works near Fifth and Market streets, said the poor snow cleanup reminded her of the snow storm Philadelphia experienced this time last year.
“I don’t know who’s to blame at City Hall, but this is such a mess and it needs to be fixed real soon,” she said. “It’s really sad when the only safe places to drive to are the parking lots like [Fresh Grocer’s.]”
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