Digging out...again

By Matt Porter

February 14, 2014 Updated Feb 14, 2014 at 7:24 PM EDT

Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Southern Tier digs out from its second major storm in as many weeks.

95-year-old Esther Babcock said she hasn't seen a winter like this for awhile as she swept six inches of snow off her front porch.

"It's been a long winter, a long winter and I've been stuck upstairs," Babcock said.

Paul Martin of Owego, said he's losing track of how long the winter has been.

"One day of winter has turned into quite a few days of winter," Martin said. "I don't mind, with the snow blower you can clean it out and go wait for the next one."

Martin would like the end to be around the corner.

"I'm hoping by next month this time, most of this will be gone," he said, "But you never know."

For Betty White digging her car out on Front Street in the village, each storm gets a little harder.

"I like winter," White said, "But I'm used to using my snow blower, it's not with me because I'm staying with my daughter."

Richard Dupuis of Owego, said the season has been too much this year.

"The older I get, the less tolerant I am of the cold," Dupuis said.

But not everyone is a scrooge about snow; Gary Bigsby plans to ski this weekend.

"It looks wonderful and the snow looks great on the ground," Bigsby said. "It covers up the grass I don't have to mow."

For him, another foot is no problem.

"Another snow storm?" Bigsby asked, "Sure, at least one, or two."

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