Storm brings a foot of snow to most in Greater Binghamton

By Matt Porter

February 5, 2014 Updated Feb 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) When Bethanny Cross woke up at eight in the morning, she didn't expect to be rescuing her neighbors.

"We had to push a car, and dig the cars out," Cross said, "Because the snow was actually up to the windows."

She spent more than a couple hours clearing walkways,

Cross said she's ready for the spring.

"No, no more winter," she said.

But for seventh graders Adalet Kurtulus and Gabi Gates, the day off was a gift.

"When I woke up," Kurtulus said, "I was pretty happy we had a snow day."

"I love waking up to this and it's nice," Gates said.

Deuel Bascom has been clearing snow in front of his house in the Town of Binghamton for more than 40 years.

He said a big storm was overdue.

"The last couple of years have been pretty decent, but I think we're making up for it this year," Bascom said.

He expects to spend almost two hours clearing his driveway and digging out his cars.

For Bascom, a B-Sens fan, winter has one silver lining.

"The only good thing about this weather is hockey," he said.

For others like Don West, who spent more than an hour digging out his car in Johnson City, there is no bright side.

"I hate it, I absolutely hate this," West said. "The older I get, the more I hate it."

For other snow veterans like Rick Wood of Johnson City, he knows the winter is only half over.

"I would love to see the last storm," Wood said, "But I'm afraid it's not this winter."

With temperatures set to remain below freezing through the rest of the week, the snow won't be going away any time soon.