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Quincy side streets continue to be a problem


Quincy Road Crews continue to work around the clock clearing streets. But, some frustrated residents feel their neighborhood is simply being ignored.

"I worry about my kids when they're out playing in the snow with people driving, and, being as slick as it is, losing control and going into the yard," said Quincy Resident Andrea Elston.

Elston has lived on Kenwood Street for 10 years and says this is usually what it looks like after a snow storm.

"We're just so used to it that most of the time when we get a heavy snow we pretty much just stay home during the duration of the snow," said Elston.

For those residents who do leave their homes, many of them have to park on better paved streets nearby and walk home for fear of getting stuck.

"I have known people to be able to park on College or Elm and park there and walk to their house," explained Elston.

Quincy Central Services Director Marty Stegeman says this time around road crews have dealt with numerous set-backs, which could be why some streets have been abandoned.

"We continue to have issues at several areas of town," said Stegeman. "The neighborhoods are very difficult to get through right now we've continued to struggle with them."

Stegeman says his office has been flooded with calls from people, just like Elston, upset over their roads. 

"We understand that you're frustrated, the people are frustrated, we're equally as frustrated," said Stegeman.

"It'd be a lot safer for our kids in this area. This is a kid area of Quincy. Just to try and help them out so it's safer for them while they are out playing in the snow and enjoying their snow day," said Elston.

Stegeman says if you'd like to report your conditions to the city you can call 217-228-4520.

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