BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — For many streets in Buffalo that have been plowed throughout the day, when the clock struck 6:00 p.m., chaos broke out.
That’s when many residential streets in the city require parking to be switched over from one side of the street to the other, and when people moved from the un-plowed section to the plowed section, they left a snowy mess, in some places several feet high.
Now residents dealing with the mess are concerned about their trip to work tomorrow.
“I’m not a plow driver,” Andrew Slazyk, said. “I’m sure they got their hands full but they gotta make at least one pass.”
Slazyk, of Pat’s Pizzeria, said the slow movement has all but halted business on what would be a busy Monday night.
“Deliveries are running very, very far behind,” Slazyk said. “An hour, hour and a half, drivers are getting stuck. All three of them have been stuck already.”
But one Lockport resident said he’s been trying to help everybody out.
“Stuck, everybody’s stuck. Give me a rope and a paycheck, and I’ll get ’em out,” Bill Morehouse said.
Morehouse has plowed his entire street, as he said it’s the easiest way to get through. Residents without a plow attached to the front of their vehicles are stuck waiting for a plow.
“Six o’clock, everybody has to move,” Don Phillips, a Buffalo resident, said. “They all gotta move to the other side and that’s one of the laws, you gotta do it.”
Phillips said the city wasn’t doing a bad job, but one exhausted woman on College Street in Allentown may not agree with him. She spent her evening attempting to shovel a mountain of snow.
“Well the road is blocked, no cars can get around,” Bree Gordon said. “It’s up to my thighs, so I tried to be a Good Samaritan and shovel so people can actually get down the street.”
She said if everybody works together, they’ll make it through the night, and eventually through the winter of 2015.
“If I can do it, I think anyone can,” she said.