Residents digging out in Wayne County
Wayne County, N.Y. -- Snow in Wayne County steadily fell on Tuesday and keeping up was not an easy job.
“You can definitely tell when you get to the Wayne County line that there’s a change between the plowing and the weather,” said John Smigle of Ontario.
His strategy? Snowblowing in increments through the night.
“I don’t really have a choice. I get home from work with the weather forecast. If I don’t do it, it’ll be beyond snowblowing in the morning,” Smigle said.
Kyle Rightmyer keeps a shovel in his trunk just in case he has to dig himself out.
“I got layers on, long sleeves under here and boots. I also have two pairs of socks and gloves. I hate it,” he said.
Rightmyer’s girlfriend, Colleen, braved the storm in a light jacket and ripped jeans.
“I hate the cold. I hate the snow. I hate having to dig myself out. It’s uncomfortable,” she said.
Geoff Cannon could not disagree more. He owns a plow company in Rochester. He uses an app, similar to Uber, called Plowz & Mowz. It tracks customers in desperate need of a hand.
“It’s an app that sends you jobs that need to be plowed, and you can accept or decline it,” said Cannon.
“We had a bad snowstorm a couple of years ago. We flagged down a plow in the middle of the street to get him to plow,” said Mark Peterson of Perinton. “It’s nice to know you have that as a backup to shoveling or snowblowing.”
The Wayne County Sheriff advises everyone to stay off the roads.