Frustrations Mount As Some Roads Remain Unplowed

RESITERSTOWN, (WJZ) — Days after the snow stopped falling, getting around remains a delicate dance–with sudden slowdowns as lanes disappear.

Mike Hellgren has more on the growing frustrations due to lengthy commutes.

State highway crews say they’re still working around the clock to widen roads.

“Now, it’s just a matter of clearing those edges back so folks can enter the roadway and leave the roadway in a safe manner,” said state highway administrator Gregory Johnson.

While it’s tough for some to get around, others can’t even get out, like Old Frederick Road which hasn’t seen a plow since the storm.

“I need to get out and get my medicine. I can’t get out,” said Angela Bethea-Spearman.

“When the mayor said 85 percent of the streets were clear, I couldn’t believe it. I almost passed out,” said Kamla Maxwell.

Barton Carey tells WJZ, first responders had to trudge two unplowed blocks to get to a man who did pass out–and needed emergency care.

“Does someone need to die for someone to get some attention here,” Carey says.

Some say the recovery now is slower than snowmaggeddon, and they just want action.

“It’s upsetting to think that we’re forgotten. We’re paying taxes,” said Shab Eversley.

Baltimore City officials say all roads are expected to be passable by Friday.

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