The city starts planning for winter storms during the summer months.
When the snow falls, the shovels come out.
"It's probably one of the worst I have seen in past two
years," said Damien Karnes, who was digging a car out.
Damien Karnes and his father saw the forecast and decided to
"Helping out, making some money, down season in construction, so I will do anything to get by at the moment," said Karnes.
Ashley Carr enlisted the father-son service near Park Avenue.
"It's well worth the money, I would have been here
forever trying to get my car out, so they are lifesavers and they were really
great," said Ashley Carr, who's car was stuck in the snow.
Landlord Geofrey Wandersee paved the way for his tenants.
"This is enough and thank God I don't have a
driveway," said Geofrey Wandersee, a landlord.
To Wandersee, he sais he expected more snow.
"I grew up in the state of Maine, this is no snow, my
sister is talking to me now they are looking at two feet," said Wandersee.
The city of Rochester was one of the hardest hit spots in Monroe
county - totaling about 14 inches.
Some cars were left buried under the heavy snow, roads were left
slick and covered.
"We had a significant amount of snowfall, so maintaining
the streets was a significant effort," said Norman Jones, Director of Operations
and Parks Bureau, City of Rochester.
"We know what we are doing because we practiced and plan
for this," said Jones.
City crews work on main roads, contractors plow 44-other
routes in the city.
The city said the work is not over until the snowfall is and the roads are safe.