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Communities dig themselves out after large snow fall

E llsworth in Antrim County was one of the areas that was hit the hardest with 14 inches of snow.


D

epending on where you live

, you might have only experienced a few inches or you might have been completely snowed in Wednesday morning.


E

llsworth in
Antrim County was one of the areas that was hit the hardest with 14 inches of snow.


M

any people used snow blowers or shovels to clear off driveways and sidewalks

early in the day

.


"

Last year
there was a pretty decent amount of snow, but this year definitely surpassed that," Don Stein, Ellsworth resident said.


D

on
Stein says this is one of the worst winters he has experienced in recent memory. He has been using his snow blower four to five times a week.


A

nd while the snow creates headaches for home owners

,

the clean up means big business for others.


"

It's picking up

," David Wilson, snow plow driver said.



"

I can't complain

,

it's been pretty busy the last couple of months

."


S

now plows in
Benzie county and all over the region worked through the night to keep up with the demand.


I

n
Petoskey, hardware stores have been slammed with business.


"

It's been really wonderful for hardware businesses like ours

," Dale Meyer, Meyer Ace Hardware Co-Owner said.



"W

e've sold for a lot of our ice shovels

,

roof rake

s."

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