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      Thursday
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      Friday
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      Saturday
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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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