Winter storm cleanup underway in central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The storm may be over, but for many across Central, the cleanup of the damage continues.

A winter wonderland is interrupted by the sound of shovels after freezing rain, sleet and snow.

“My back is very happy! John will do a great job,” said Demetrios Gardikes who lives along Teteridge Road in Columbus.

Gardikes’ son, John, worked for his father. A fair amount of snow and a layer of ice covered his driveway.

“I actually have meetings this afternoon, so I’m glad he’s shoveling the driveway so I can get out,” Demetrios said.

Next to him, John Pfarr, who turns 90 this year, also works in snow removal.

“As long as the snowblower is running well, I don’t shovel much anymore,” he says relieved. “We’re not normally here when all the snow is there!”

The snow impacted travel in the neighborhood, including an NBC4 truck that got stuck in the road. But thanks to Teteridge’s team, the NBC4 crew was able to get away safely.

“Just planning to stay!” said Pfarr. “Do this to stay!”

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