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Dorchester Residents Dig Themselves Out After City Plows Fail To Clear Road

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BOSTON (CBS) – If you’ve been driving around for the past couple of days you know how hard it is to get around.

For folks living on a dead-end street in Dorchester, it has been nearly impossible.

As WBZ NewsRadio 1030 tried to pull up to 99 Harvard Park, they didn’t get far because the street was still pretty snowy.

In fact, four of the neighbors were out with shovels, not just digging out their cars but digging out the street as well.

Delphenia Rollins owns a house at the end of the street, she’s been stuck since Friday night.

“No plow has been up this street since Friday night and we need to get out,” Rollins said. “I’ve called the city, the final answer was ‘we’ll get to it.'”

Monique Johnson has Lupus and is a Dialysis patient.

“It’s very frustrating. I came out here today to shovel, to help the neighbors shovel,” she said. “Pulled a muscle in my arm, I shouldn’t be out.”

When WBZ-TV called the department of public works, they were referred to the Mayor’s Hotline, adding one more plowing request to the long list coming from the street.

By late afternoon, the neighbors were back at it.

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