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Drivers and pedestrians alike rough the snowy streets


19 Action News Reporter Blake Chenault hit the streets of Mayfield Heights to see just how motorists and pedestrians are dealing with massive amounts of snow.

He spoke with one man as he worked to pry open a frozen car door, hoping to not have to dig his car out from nearly of foot of snow.

"If I can pull straight out I should be in good shape," says a man named Steve.

Like many motorists Steve would not venture out on a night like this if he didn't have to.

"Well you have to get groceries at some point," says Steve.

With road crews working marathon shifts keeping up with the storm, many salt domes are nearly empty but more salt is expected at the Mayfield Heights location next week.

Jim Forest is a contract snow plow driver.

"I plow two apartment complexes in Willoughby," says Jim.

 And like others he'll work a long shift during this storm.

"If it doesn't let up I could go all night," adds Jim.

For motorists, driving is tricky at best.

It's pretty dangerous when the roads are slick.

A quick glance at some of the back roads shows nearly a foot of snow in some of the eastern suburbs.

In Cleveland a driver loses control and slams into a pole on one of Cleveland's snowiest nights in years.

Cleveland Police Dispatch confirmed that a driver ran into a pole near East 185th Street and Canterbury Road, just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 25.

EMS also responded to the accident, but the driver wasn't injured.

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