By snow blower, shovel or plow, the methods were different but the goal was the same, getting out of the wintry mess.
Drew Whippie said she had no other choice but to get working Friday morning.
"School isn't canceled so I have to shovel my way out," said Whippie.
Whippie had to make it to a 9 a.m. class at Southeastern Community College.
She said she likes the snow, but not when she has to drive in it.
"It's a love/hate relationship," said Whippie.
James Jaril was among those racing the clock to get to work.
"I still don't know if we're going to be able to pull the car out of the snow in here," said Jaril.
Keokuk City officials said their first priority was to clean off all the main streets in Keokuk and then take care of the side roads.
"We've been pushing snow all night long. I mean it hasn't slowed down hardly at all. We got seven trucks and two backhoes and a loader out pushing all night long," said Alan Harvey.
Snow Plow driver Alan Harvey was part of that effort to clean the streets.
Harvey plowed snow for over 24 hours to try and clean up some of the mess and says it's been difficult today.
"Today it has been wet and heavy and hard to push," said Harvey.
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