Some Columbus neighborhoods still waiting for plows
Dwayne Knowles can sum up this winter in just a few words. “It's been hell on Earth.” We visited his Heather Brook subdivision Monday and found the neighborhood filled with snow.
Today we went back and found it looking exactly the same. "I haven't seen the first plow. None whatsoever," says J.R. Rife, who’s lived in the neighborhood for 26 years.
Neighbors here say they've been waiting not just a few days, but the entire season for their street to be plowed by the City of Columbus. “I know when a plow comes through and no plows have come through this yard. I mean excuse me, this neighborhood," says Knowles.
As for the sidewalks, Knowles says he can't remember the last time he had to shovel so much snow. "I never thought a shovel could break but it did." However, not everyone on his street is obeying the city ordinance to keep sidewalks clear. "Most of them they have to just walk in the street and walking in the street in this weather is beyond dangerous," says Knowles. He says he feels bad for the neighborhood kids who have to walk in the snow, "The bus stop is all the way around the corner. I have a hard time stopping so if a kid darts out. Oooo its kind of scary."
They're looking forward to seeing their street cleared soon. "Maybe they should live in a neighborhood that looks like this where they can't get around. That might help," adds Rife. They’re also looking forward to warmer weather. "Actually I hope it stops snowing soon," says Knowles.