Naperville shovels out after snowfall - again

Just two days after the temperature flirted around 50 degrees, Naperville residents found their city covered in snow once again.

"It's awful," resident Beth Vogel said as she wiped off her car windows with a glove-covered hand. "This back and forth is what's driving the kids crazy because they go outside one day and then they're back in the house."

Naperville had received about 3 inches of snow as of 6 a.m., according to city officials. The snowfall wasn't enough for local schools to cancel classes, but it did merit bringing out the plows and shovels once again.

Vogel's neighbor, Jonathon Siswick, said the weight of the snow seemed greater than previous snowfalls. While he can typically clear his driveway on Naperville's North Side in 10 to 15 minutes, he was still going at it this morning after half an hour.

"I don't mind snow," he said. "This is just too much of it. … I thought we were done."

After living in the Chicago area roughly 70 years, Jim Watson shrugged off the mid-March powder as he cleared his driveway with a snow blower.

"It's winter in northern Illinois," he said with a chuckle.

Scraping the snow off his car, Tom Earll, said he's ready to be done for the season, but "it's always just one more." However, he was taking the additional snowfall in stride.

"You just have to adjust your attitude and schedule," he said.

For up to date information on the progress of Naperville's plowing operations, visit http://gis.naperville.il.us/mashups/snowroutes/

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