A night of digging out from record snow

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Cleaning up after a foot or more of snow is no easy task. There were still people digging out their cars and driveways Monday night.

"We’ve been out here for like 40 minutes,” Abigail Prieto said who was digging her car out around the Park Avenue area.

"You can see the driveway is a beast but we’re making some way,” Chris McCarthy said, who was helping Prieto dig out her car.

Digging your car out of this much snow can be tough. For some folks who have street parking, they had no choice, but to move.

"I’m going to move to the other side so I don’t get a ticket because you’re supposed to move, everyone is moving,” Prieto said.

If it wasn’t a covered car, it was a driveway, and most people were using shovels. They said plows came once, but that wasn’t enough.

"We’re still shoveling to get ourselves out, it came before the majority of the snow, they plowed early, so we’re shoveling the whole thing,” Anna Cromwell, and Mason Boy said, who were shoveling their long driveway also in the Park Avenue area.

Boy, and Cromwell said they knew it was going to take them hours to finish their driveway, and it was freeing, but watching perfect strangers help each other made it worth it.

"I saw one guy stuck in a snow bank and random people came over to help, it’s nice to see people stepping up to help others when they need it especially during this, there is really no other way through it,” Cromwell told us.

Anyone living in an area of the city that has street parking, you want make sure your car is on the correct side of the street so plows can keep working on the roads.