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Hannibal hills give drivers struggles after snow storm hits


For some, getting around this morning was a little easier because many of the streets had been plowed.

But for others it was a challenge.

Stacie Robertson and her family live on top of a steep hill in Hannibal. Robertson said trying to get her husband to work Wednesday was a near disaster.

"The roads hadn't been cleared yet, so the roads are still real slick to the point where on the way down the hill he about ran into another truck. It was kind of scary," said Robertson.

Robertson said living at the top of a hill makes it difficult for residents when snow hits.

"You have to decide if it is important for you to get out or not. Is it something that can wait? Luckily, for us about two blocks down from us there is a grocery store, so we'll just walk," said Robertson.

Bryan Vaughn also lives in this hilly area of Hannibal and said he and his neighbors all struggle to get around after a snow storm.

"There's a lot of them that can't get in and out at all when the snow first starts. After they plow they can, but they don't plow very good," said Vaughn.

City of Hannibal Assistant Street Supervisor Jim Hoskins agrees with Robertson and Vaughn that after the city gets pelted with snow getting around can be dangerous.

"If they get icy and slick it can get pretty treacherous," said Hoskins.

Hoskins and his crews are continuing the clean-up process and the situation has gotten a lot better this afternoon.

"Not too bad with the temperatures warming up. It's piddled off pretty good," said Hoskins.

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