Winchester Covered

By: Donald Robinson
By: Donald Robinson

Many Valley communities are starting to recover from the winter storm. But for one, it will take a little more than others. With 30 inches of snow, Winchester has its hands full.

Recent snow falls have left the streets of Winchester covered in snow, slush and water. But, while city officials work to bring some order to the streets, some people can't wait to get out in them.

"I want to go to the mall," said TaMeshea Homes, "because there is nothing else to do."

"I need to get my nails done," said December Hott, "look at them."

With more people coming out and the on going work on the roads, the two have mixed, causing tempers to flare.

"This guy pulled into the turning lane and I told him to stop," said Earl Thompson of the Winchester Public Works. "He lost his patience and got out and hit me. Then three other guys got out and we had a few words. I tried to stop him, but he tried to run over me with his truck."

City officials say they are working as fast as they can to clear the streets, but they need your help.

"We have been here since Sunday morning," said John Galloway, "this is the worst we have seen the traffic."

Part of the downtown streets have been blocked off as crews work to clear them. City officials say if you don't need to be out, then stay inside. Fewer vehicles, means they can get their job done faster.

Police are telling motorists if you decide to go out and you get stuck, you could receive a ticket.

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