The winter storm has left its mark on the Capital Region. Now, residents are left to dig themselves out. As Innae Park reports, some communities saw nearly two feet of snow.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- "I was hoping we were done. It's been a long winter," said Steve Olsiewski, an Albany resident who spent his Friday morning clearing several inches of snow.
Nate Wood, a Guilderland Center resident, added, "My dad woke me up this morning. Thanks dad. And I basically went out and snowblowed."
Some parts of the Capital Region saw as much as two feet of snow on Valentine's Day morning. Many people living Guilderland Center were not feeling the love on the Hallmark Holiday though.
"Yeah that's why I want to move down south. This may be the final straw," said Gus Franze, a Guilderland Center resident.
It's been seven years since the Capital Region saw this much snow in a single storm. The Valentine's Day Blizzard of 2007 comes to mind for many.
"Actually, I remember that storm very well," said Bob Haver, the lead foreman for the Town of Guilderland Highway Department.
Haver says the Town of Guilderland Highway Department is always ready for snowfall like this.
"It means approximately 200 pounds of salt every time it goes out, and 19 trucks," he explained. "We are always one step ahead of the game when it comes to plowing the roads. We have salt water in the trucks, our maintenance program is meticulous."
Even with the hardwork and preparation, the general wish on this Valentine's Day is for the winter season to be over.
Unfortunately there is more snow on the way. Haver says the department is getting low on salt, and new shipments have been slow to arrive.
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