Sheboygan, buried in snow, begins to dig out

CREATED Feb 27, 2013

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SHEBOYGAN - Sheboygan County is buried in snow but the digging out has begun.

Since the snow started falling Tuesday night, the Sheriff's Department has taken hundreds of calls and responded to more than 60 cars in ditches.

In the city of Sheboygan they are using every machine known to man to move the snow, from Bobcats to front end loaders to massive front end loaders.

Nick Banko has been clearing snow since Tuesday night.

"I'm tired but it's got to be done," he said.

Some roads are still snow covered or worse, and some have large ruts.

"It's pretty slippery out," said Adam Gilson of Sheboygan Falls. "Some roads are okay, some aren't."

But by far the biggest challenge is digging out from what Mother Nature and the big snow plows left behind.

Some residents had boulders of snow in front of their driver ways pilled three or four feet high.

On some streets the sound of snow blowers could be heard from every other drive way.

Frederick Strassburger tag-teamed with his roommate to clear the driveway.

"One breaking up the big boulders, the other using our snow blower and it we were able to get it all," he said.