After The Blizzard, Neighbors Pitch In To Dig Out

The day after the Blizzard of 2021, the snow piled up even higher as people made an effort to move it out, so they could get out.

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- I want to get started though with Kathy Walsh and people digging out in Arapahoe County. And Kathy, a lot of digging is required.

KATHY WALSH: Absolutely. But Jim, take a look. As you can see, these kids behind me, well, I'll tell you what. They are loving the results of all that digging out, all the shoveling. The snow here piled up pretty high as the residents moved it so they could get their cars out. Wherever you went, that kind of work was underway.

BRIAN KESSLER: Quite a snowstorm we had.

KATHY WALSH: After the shock of seeing all the snow, people in neighborhoods across Arapahoe County dug in. When the sun came out, so did the snow blowers and shovels. In this cul-de-sac, families joined in the physical fun.

BRIAN KESSLER: Heavy and wet for sure.

KATHY WALSH: Brian Kessler had helpers Morgan and Max. Five year old Max estimated the actual accumulation.

MAX KESSLER: Maybe 1,000 feet.

KATHY WALSH: 1,000 feet. It probably feels like that when you're picking up the snow. Is the snow heavy?


KATHY WALSH: Across the street, the Bundarems were doing their best. 11-year-old [? Sunand ?] rated the individual efforts. What about you?

- 10.

KATHY WALSH: Oh, of course. He gave his brothers eight and seven. Dad, Shale, got 9 and 1/2.

- He's not a professional snow shoveler. So not a 10.

- I'm taking more rest than those guys are. So I think it's deserved.

KATHY WALSH: With Cherry Creek schools on spring break, 16-year-old Zachary [? Filene ?] offered his services for a fee. He signed up five customers. Starting his second job, he said his first took 3 and 1/2 hours. Are you regretting what you decided to do?

ZACHARY FILENE: No. It's not that bad. It could be colder. So it's all right.

KATHY WALSH: On this sunny day after the blizzard of 2021, everyone was looking at the bright side.

- We need the water.

KATHY WALSH: Jim and Karen, I checked in with young Zachary just a short time ago. And believe it or not, he is done. Five clients. He finished them all in this day. The first one took 3 and 1/2 hours as we talked about. I have to tell you, I need ibuprofen just thinking about it. In Arapahoe County, I'm Kathy Walsh covering Colorado first.

- I bet he's pretty hungry now too, Kathy. Thanks so much. CB--