Stevensville residents dig their way out of one foot of snow

Snow blanketed much of Michiana this week. But, parts of Berrien County got the largest amounts with some cities reaching the one foot mark.

The sun was out in Stevensville, Mich. Thursday but the hum of snow blowers could be heard loud and clear.

The town covered in snow for the first time this season.

"When i finally got up this morning i saw there was so much snow, i was probably going to have to plow out the driveway," said Howard Jackson, who has lived in the area all of his life.

For this long-time Stevensville resident, the winter chores are just part of the routine.

"There is nothing wrong with a little snow shoveling if you have to," he said.

But, while Jackson and his neighbors can clear out their own driveways -- the roads are a different story. Many side streets are completely covered. Cars having to maneuver through thick layers of snow.

"Yesterday it was very slippery," resident Sandy Page said. "The car was sliding all over the place. I was scared to go out on 94."

Tough road conditions are keeping places like P&R Service of Stevensville busy. Staff say they are getting many calls for towing.

"Good majority are slide-offs, followed by accidents and we are seeing a significant number of break-downs too," said Ron Padzer, an employee at P & R.

Padzer said getting a check-up on your car before the next big snowfall is a good idea to ensure you are not stuck on the side of the road.


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