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Racine County residents clean up after massive snowfall

Posted at 9:44 PM, Feb 16, 2021

RACINE — Racine County, the hardest hit by snowfall Tuesday morning, is now working to clean things up.

All across Racine County, the scene included many snow-covered roads and sidewalks.

"[I’m] cold. Feel like I want to move,” Olivia Garmen, who TMJ4 News caught while walking in snow Tuesday.

Other residents are working hard to clean up Tuesday's snow as it fell; more than a foot and a half of snow hit the streets in some areas throughout the county.

Andrew Collier and brothers Travion and Joseph Campbell were separately working to help older residents clean their sidewalks and driveways.

“It’s snow. It’s snow. It’s normal. At the end of the day, it may be a lot, but somebody has to come and get it out of the way,” Campbell said.

The lake effect snow caused the county to tally the highest snowfall totals in the TMJ4 News viewing area. More than 16 inches were recorded in some parts of the county.

Despite the snow, the city clerk says the office was able to open up all 14 polling locations early at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.

“Obviously, the snow impacts people’s ability to get to the polls and are open until eight, but I think it’s going to come to some of those absentee ballots this time around,” said City Clerk Tara Coolidge.

Coolidge said it has about 3,000 absentee ballots sent out and about 40,000 registered voters in the City of Racine.

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