Constant snow made it difficult for snow plows to keep up

Constant snow made it difficult for snow plows to keep up
A Metro government vehicle plows snow. (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
A Metro government vehicle plows snow. (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Lakeisha Taylor (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Lakeisha Taylor (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Harold Adams, (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Harold Adams, (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Debra Foree (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Debra Foree (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Denisha Thompson (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)
Denisha Thompson (Source: James Thomas, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Government warned people to move their cars if they parked on streets that serve as snow routes, so crews were able to work on clearing roads without trapping cars. While a lot of the city was shut down on Monday, some brave drivers still took to the streets and most had the same reaction as Lakeisha Taylor.

"Horrible. I'm going 5 mph," said Taylor, who had to get to work at a nursing home. "They don't close. They are 24 hours."

Fortunately, Taylor has a good neighbor who helped her clean off her car.

"He swept off the snow and started my car for me and let it warm up, so it was ready to go when I got in here," said Taylor.

As the snow continued to fall throughout the day, crews tried to keep up. But reality quickly set in.

"Because of the volume of snow and because of the temperatures, you are not going to see bare pavement for a number of days probably, but we are doing the best that we can to make the roads safe and passable," said Harold Adams of Louisville Metro Public Works.

Despite all hands on deck, clearing the roads was a challenge. Adams asked that city residents move their cars off designated emergency snow routes. The request was voluntary, so there were no penalties for those that didn't except the possibility of getting plowed in.

"I don't have a plan of attack," said Debra Foree. "I'm just off of from work and burning off some calories instead of eating."

On Hill Street, people shoveled sidewalks and attempted to dig out their cars.

"I haven't seen any snow trucks come through so we are waiting on that to come through and other than that I've just been in the house, this is my first time coming outside today, but it is really pretty though. I'm not going to lie. I like the snow," said Denishia Thompson.

There are 265 people on the Metro snow team. At least half were out all day Monday. City officials say it could still be a couple days before all roads are clear.

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