Communities frustrated by unplowed side streets

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 14:15:35-05

While snow removal efforts continued Monday after a record-breaking snowstorm dropped more than two feet of snow in many parts of the state, frustrations were growing for number of communities and side streets that remained untouched.

Che Moreland lives on Tarragon Drive not far from Main Street in Reisterstown and said his road hadn't seen a plow as of Monday afternoon.

“Before, other storms, we were usually dug out pretty quickly and this time it seems, I mean I know this is a historical storm that we are having, but it just seems like we were dug out by now in past year," Moreland said.

Moreland said he'd called the the highways administration and was told his road should be plowed within 48 hours.

“I’m just wondering if we’re forgotten, state highways says we’re not, but I’m just wondering," Moreland said.

Moreland expressed concern over his elderly neighbors and his children who both suffer from asthma and are running low on medication.

“It’s just a little bit worrisome with the kids I have here in the house” Moreland said.

Moreland wasn't the only one concerned about the timeline of snow removal. ABC2 received a number of calls and emails Monday from people living around the state.

Some people reported difficulties getting through to the designated line to report ongoing snow issues.

People took to social media Monday using #SideStreetsMatter.

Baltimore County is encouraging people to be patient.

"We haven't forgotten anybody but it does take time," one Baltimore County representative said.

**WMAR Staff contributed to this report.