Flint residents disgusted with local road snow removal - WNEM TV 5

Flint residents disgusted with local road snow removal

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Getting your car stuck is not fun, but some local residents told TV5 it's an every day occurrence.

"We need somebody to come down here and help out here and help us. We work every day, every day, and it's horrible," said Flint resident Anthony Dent.

Some residential Flint streets are in absolutely horrible shape.  Dent lives on Dartmouth Street on Flint's north side.  He said the only reason there's a path is because one of his neighbors used his own snow plow to make one.  And he's frustrated.

"Every time I get paid I look at my check, taxes come out of it. What am I paying taxes for when they come down, look at our street, put it down there, we've got to do this, every day," said Dent.

"I don't even want to stop because I don't want to get stuck, it's ridiculous," said Flint resident Demeche Hodge.

On the city's east side, things aren't much better.

"I live a block from here and we get stuck all the time. I mean we work too. Why can't you plow our streets?" asked Kimmie Miller.

We found one cleared area on Ohio Street, but no thanks to a city plow.  Mike Whysall shovels the roadway in front of his house so he and his wife don't get stuck.

"It's like everything else, no money," said Whysall.  "Gotta do what you've gotta do."

But why is it like this?  We took that tough question to city hall.  The city tells TV5 all hands are on deck to rectify the issue.  They hope to have 50 percent of the residential roads cleared up by Friday morning.

"They'll come through one time, and we're in the house, jumping up and down, you know?" said Flint resident Sandy Johnson.

Just last week the county called for a meeting to discuss issues like this.  Many people reiterating on Thursday night it needs to get better.

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