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Neighborhoods upset after no sign of plow

March 15, 2017 01:35 PM

ALBANY - There are some spots that had yet to see a plow by Wednesday morning. That includes a neighborhood at the dead end of Bohl Avenue in South Albany, just off Delaware Avenue near the AAA office.

"The street here was just not touched and it really has a lot of people up in arms, because we have to get to work also and each and every one of these houses are on the tax roll and I think we deserve better than this," said Stewart Zavolinsky, who lives on Bohl Avenue.

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Zavolinsky is shoveling a path down the street just in case of an emergency. It's not the first time he's done it.

"Why should a 63-year old man have to go out and do the work of a steel plow," he asked.

"I'm actually going to take the bus, so that's pretty much the only option I have," said Valerie Wasilewski, another Bohl Avenue resident.

"I came out about 4:30 this morning, I'm supposed to be at work at 5 o'clock and no way I can get to work this morning, so I've been sitting here waiting. I texted my boss, told him I can't get out, so we're just waiting, said James Waters, another Bohl Avenue resident.

The snow emergency is set to take effect Wednesday in the city. Plow crews have been working round the clock to keep up with this huge storm that has crippled the capital city. The roads in the South End are even more narrow than usual.

One couple ended up half in and half out of their own driveway, getting stuck. Another car’s side view mirror took a clipping. A car wound up the wrong way at the base of 787.

"Obviously people are not going anywhere today. I have appointments today. Am I going to be able to make them? Probably not," said Zavolinsky

"It is pretty annoying. You kind of have to have your streets plowed to go to work and if you're not at work you don't get paid for it," said Wasilewski.


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