High Point residents cleaning up after snowstorm

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Three days after the Triad was hit with five to eight inches of snow, residents like Leeann Bostick who lives in High Point are digging out from under the layers of ice and snow outside their homes.

Bostick is being resourceful, clearing her front porch and walkway with the only tool she has -- a rake.

"This is it,” said Bostick, laughing, holding the rake. “I knew I couldn't do too much. I just do enough to get to the mailbox and back to the house."

It’s a tough job she's doing all by herself at nearly 70 years old.

“I'm not supposed to be out here at all,” Bostick said.  “But, I have to do what I can.”

She is like most folks in High Point who waited until Friday to clear out the snow and ice that has kept them trapped in their homes since Wednesday.

"I've got to bust this up,” said High Point resident James Pruett, breaking a mound of snow on his walkway outside his home on East Green Drive. “I'm going to be out here all day."

But before busting up those mounds of snow, city officials want residents to know where to dump it.

"Put it in your front yard; put it beside the driveway," said Richard McMillan, assistant director of public services for the City of High Point.

They say one of their biggest problems is snow dumped into the street after city crews already cleared it.

"If it gets cold and sets up, then it becomes a road hazard," McMillan said.

They are rules people like Pruett follow by the book. He dumps most of the snow he shovels into his front yard.

“I try to keep this little corner, which is our piece of High Point, good looking," Pruett said.

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