Edgewood begins winter storm clean up

Created: 11/24/2013 10:58 PM
By: Maria Guerrero, KOB Eyewitness News 4

This weekend's storm has transformed Edgewood into a real Winter Wonderland.

But now, the clean-up begins.

Just 30 miles east of Albuquerque, residents in Edgewood woke up to a scene fit for a holiday greeting card.

Residents helped clear the way for stranded drivers early in the morning.

State DOT snow plows also salted, cindered and plowed slick and snow-covered roads.

The grand total for Edgewood: 10 inches of snow.

“This is the most snow we've had, last year we didn't get it this bad at all," said resident Bill Judd.

Judd broke out his snow blower for the first time in two years.

“Goes with the area, if you live here it kind of, makes it beautiful,” he said.

But it is also a race against time.

“My biggest problem is this will all turn to mud,” he said.

It was also a race to get to as many jobs as possible for Rio Rancho-based Pro Enviro Scapes.

“Business is good either way,” said owner James Arellano. “We work every day whether it's snowing or not but this is always a welcome sign because it lets us use our equipment that sits around all year.”

But snow business is not good business for everyone.

“It was slower than it normally is on a Sunday," said Debbie Goss, owner of Chili Hills in Edgewood.

With snowed-in workers and customers, the locally owned restaurant called it a day earlier than usual.

“We are closing up early because I want my kids to be able to get home safe. I don't want them out on the roads when it starts to freeze," she said.

There is a chance more snow overnight.

The big concern is how slick roads will be for Monday morning's commute.

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