Homeowners Struggling To Find a Place to Put Snow

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    The latest in a winter full of neverending snowfalls has left many homeowners with the same dilemma -- where to pile the mountains of snow. Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Monday, Feb 17, 2014)

    The latest in a winter full of never-ending snowfalls has left many homeowners with the same dilemma -- where to pile the mountains of snow.

    As Melrose Park's Marilyn Rufo was shoveling out her driveway and sidewalk for the umpteenth time on Monday, she was left wondering if she'll ever see her yard again.

    "There's really nowhere to put it, I'm just so sick of piling it up and piling it up," Rufo said. "Then I got to go back in the alley and it's another mess back there. Where do you put it?"

    But it's not just homeowners plagued by huge snow piles -- it's also a big problem for businesses.

    Tony VanGundy owns a landscaping company, and he says this has been one of the most challenging years he's ever experienced for of snow removal.

    "There's been so many snows and there hasn't been any melt-off," VanGundy said.

    The snow piles are blocking garbage cans, taking up parking spaces, and next to impossible to move now that many have turned to ice.

    "After a while, when it gets too icy you can't really push into the pile at all," VanGundy said.