Snow Hits Niagara Falls Hard

February 9, 2013 Updated Feb 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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February 9, 2013 Updated Feb 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM EDT

(WKBW)
Niagara Falls, NY

It's a familiar story in Niagara Falls where residents are complaining that while the Main Streets are getting attention the side streets where many people live are not getting attention and they've been buried at home all day.

The familiar sounds of a winter storm heard throughout Niagara Falls Friday.

"Yeah, it's like a blizzard out here," said Chad Hickey in Niagara Falls.

Residents like Valerie Shine were stuck in their driveways and homes for much of the day which is where we found Ed trying shovel out his son's SUV.

"We knew this was going to be an issue but we didn't expect a buried truck the now is about three and a half to four feet deep," said Ed, in Niagara Falls.

Cars were unable to gain traction on side roads which has been a big complaint from residents.

"If they would come by our houses and stuff like that on the side streets maybe people could come out," said Chad Hickey,

"When we get hit hard that's when the city breaks down," said Adam Sell, in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster tells Eyewitness news the city has been monitoring the weather situation closely and called in extra crews this evening when the snow continued to fall.

Dyster says the main roads are mostly clear and crews will be working overnight to plow side streets in center city and hope to be caught up on all the residential streets by Saturday evening.