Digging out From Massive Storm

By Matt Markham

March 7, 2011 Updated Mar 7, 2011 at 7:29 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Another winter storm was the last thing many people wanted, and the last thing some people expected after a weekend of mild weather. The storm hit our area hard and many of you might still be digging out.

There are only so many ways people can describe something so exhausting as another winter storm.

"It's heavy, it's wet, it was all at once," said Kathryn Cavanaugh.

"It's heavy. It's a heart attack waiting to happen," said Eric Tomosky.

"This is probably one of the worst storms I've seen," said Joe Stanley.

As they scrape, blow, and push mounds of snow away.

"We have four cars in the driveway and on the street, we've probably been working on it for about forty-five minutes," Stanley said.

"I couldn't park my car anywhere, so I had to start shoveling out my driveway," Cavanaugh said.

Tomosky has used his snowblower for “a couple of sidewalks, and a couple of driveways.” So far, he says he has done “a fair amount. We help each other."

"It's going to take a while,” said David King, talking about all the snow he has to clear. When asked if he thought this was the worst storm we had all winter, King said, “yes, yes. There's probably sixteen inches of snow on the ground."

With snow falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour overnight, it was hard for road crews to just get any snow off the roads. On Binghamton's west side at the corner of Chestnut and Johnson, the plows haven't even gotten here yet."

"Usually they get to us, and they do a halfway decent job," King said.

But until then, drivers take their chances. Action News helped free this man from the snow's grip.

"We just pushed my son -- he just came from Windsor,” said Stan Miller. “The road hasn't even been plowed. I got my snowblower in the middle of the road."

The plows are on their way. Snow just fell faster than they could keep up with.

As we all try to keep up with hauling away mounds and mounds of snow --just remember -- spring starts next week.

"We've had about enough," King said.

Be sure to check out the photos we've gathered for you in our travels out in the snow Monday.