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Cedar Rapids Digs Out

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) Snow on pretty much everything in sight couldnt keep one family from going over the river and through the woods.

"We went down to Grandma's place in Manchester, said Cedar Rapids resident Scott Sellner.

With what folks were expecting, what came down wasnt so bad.

"Well it could have been worse. They were predicting up to nine inches, that's what it could have been, said Bert Carmer as he dug out his driveway.

"No, it's not that heavy. And it's easy to scoop up, said Sam Yancey, with a shovel in his hand.

Most folks say this is just what you get when it's winter in Iowa.

"Whatever, said Yancey. At least it's not ten."

While homeowners cleared their driveways, the city tackled the streets. Public Works says it had as many as 70 crews out.

"Roads are still good so I'm taking it slow and getting around safely, said Nancy Koffman as she warmed up inside the NewBo City Market.

"They're plowing at all times. With a truck, we're able to make it just about anywhere, said Sellner.

But with many events cancelled last night that leaves things like a visit to Santa for this afternoon. Soon enough, itll be warm again and the snow will melt, so Jerry Renfer is soaking it all in between pushes on his shovel.

"Once I get it moved it's going to be pretty for Christmas, said Renfer.

After blowing snow all morning, just dont expect Bert Carmer to appreciate the icy scenery.

"You know...it's all in the eye of the beholder, said Carmer.

Public Works asks that when you clear your sidewalks and driveways not to push more snow into the street. Its not only a City Code violation but it also makes the roads less safe.

 
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