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Richmond plans to have snowy roads plowed by Tuesday night

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 14:16:52-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Plows continue to clear snowy neighborhood roads in the city of Richmond following the weekend snowstorm which dumped a foot of snow or more on the city. Department of Public Works [DPW] is working 24-hour shifts, a city spokesperson said.

"DPW is working to have all City streets addressed by tomorrow evening," spokesman Michael Wallace said. "Our goal is to plow every street. Not every street may be clear of snow, but will be plowed."

Warm weather and sunshine are helping crews clear the streets, Wallace said.

Many people who spent Monday morning digging their car out of the snow then struggled to maneuver through Richmond's side streets. While most of Richmond's primary roads were clear Monday, secondary roads were still covered in snow and ice.

"I have a rear wheel drive and a front wheel drive so no matter what I'm in, I'm stuck," Justin Lynch said after digging his car out Monday morning. "At least something is being done, the plowing crews just got to keep working"

"City residents and businesses are reminded that per City Code, property owners must clear the snow on sidewalks adjacent to their property within six hours of snow stopping or by 11 a.m. the next day if snow continues to fall through the night," Wallace said.