Updated: 12/24/2013 10:38 PM
Created: 12/24/2013 6:21 PM WDIO.com
By: Travis Dill
Nearly 3 feet of snow fell in Ashland since Sunday, and residents were starting to dig out on Tuesday.
Residents were trying to take the slamming of snow in stride, but it was tough on anyone looking to clear a path out of their home.
“I had to go get another snow blower just because mine wasn't keeping up with it. As you can see it's pretty deep here. It's a lot of snow,” Kevin Alajoki said.
Alajoki said there was so much snow his kids couldn't even get out and enjoy it.
“As you can tell the snow banks are pretty huge. My kids don't even want to come outside and play right now because they actually fell off the step yesterday and sunk up with their shoulders,” Alajoki said.
Plows were making most roads passable, but the left behind mountainous medians of snow that towered about 7 feet tall.
That snow was getting scooped into city trucks to be hauled away, but businesses didn't have anywhere to put their snow. Parking lots were filled with piles of snow nearly 2 stories high.
Even using a big tractor wasn't enough for Joe Kabasa to clear out the properties he owns.
“Right now this is probably about 7 feet or 8 feet those banks,” Kabasa said. “I don't even have big enough equipment anymore. I'm as high as I can load now. I got to go get industrial equipment now. The residential isn't cutting it.”
All the snow was bound to make someone happy with a white Christmas, but it could cause problems for the big guy in red.
“The kids and Christmas time this is what they want, and ,if you're a Santa believer, Santa is going to have his work cut out for him today,” Alajoki said.
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