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Main Rapid City streets are plowed but some neighborhoods are not


While the main area of Rapid City is clear, some neighborhoods are not. After being stuck in her house the past couple of days, Danita Powell steps outside to see if her road has been plowed and it hasn't.  

"I feel it's an inconvenience. I realize the residential areas always get the last service during a snow storm. But it really becomes annoying when you have to cancel appointments," said Powell.  

While main streets are clear, some off East Centennial aren't. The street is unplowed and cars are covered in snow.  

"And this is the second day now, we're going into the third and we're still waiting for the streets to be cleared," said Powell.

But Powell is thankful for the help that she's had clearing her own driveway.  

"My son and my grandson and my brother in law came yesterday and cleared the driveway for me, which was very much appreciated," she said.

More main streets like Maple and Elm have been cleared and Angela Wagner says she is lucky she has four wheel drive and her road is clear.  

"We've been very fortunate and we haven't had to go anywhere we've kind of just been staying at home," said Wagner.

Wagner, who runs a daycare, had a full house the past couple of days due to her own kids being home from school. But she welcomed this snow.

"I would have preferred rain, but it's wonderful that we got moisture. We needed moisture very badly," said Wagner.  

Meanwhile, Powell just wants one thing, her road to be plowed.

"I don't want to venture out into the street that hasn't been plowed and I don't want to get stuck and get into trouble," said Powell.

Street Department officials say the delay is caused by having to re-plow main streets and hills that were initially the priority. The department is aiming to clear all of the residential streets by the weekend.

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