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Rochester digs out after blizzard


ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Part of the aftermath of every snow storm is, of course, digging our way out of it. But even Minnesota winter veterans are saying this storm is a bit tougher than they remember. 

Whether it's being stuck in parking lots or scraping ice off of cars, Rochester is digging itself out of inches and inches of snow. 

"We're running out of places to put snow," said Rochester resident John Miller. 

Each and every driveway, sidewalk, and walkway is buried under a thick, frosty glaze. 

"This is the worst one I've seen in the last 12 or 15 years, anyway. I think this is just awful," said Pat Phillips of Rochester. 

Thursday night's wet snow was bad enough, but the early morning deep freeze is causing much more work for people like Pat Phillips. 

"This is extremely heavy," she said. 

She started to dredge her way out last night, but winds and dropping temperatures left the work until this morning.

"You have to do it in layers. Now this is frozen. My neighbor, thank heavens, says he's going to come by and unplug the driveway," Phillips said. 

And although it takes some time to scrape off your car, or find your driveway, it's always nice to remember there's only 26 days until spring. 

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