People across Michiana dig in to clean up the snow

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- We found people shoveling all over Michiana on Tuesday.

It was a lot of hard work to clear it all off the sidewalks and driveways.

People across Michiana are trying to get a handle on all of this snow.

"Don't let it get too deep, or you just have twice as much to pick up each shovel load," said John Phillips, who was shoveling snow.

On Tuesday, most people headed out to finish a job they already took a stab at.

"This is my second time doing this one, and my third time doing mine in the front," said David Burns.

"I shoveled some yesterday and I came back out and finished today."

Some grab a trusty shovel. Others pull out the heavy machinery, and some go for the combination.

"Whichever is easier. This scrapes it up better, and the snowblower can throw it better."

Most of the time, the people working up a sweat are lending a hand to someone else.

"I shoveled my neighbor's driveway. She had to leave early this morning."

As people make their way through the mess, they are happy to know that the finish line isn't too far out of sight.

"I only got about two-thirds more of the winter to go, so I figure this is a mild winter compared to some. The last winter we had that was this mild was probably about 20 years ago."

As for the newest batch of snow, one neighbor said, "I can take it or leave it."

Take some advice from a pro, "Take your time. If you get tired, rest, and start again."

Because there is plenty more where that came from.

If you live in South Bend, all of the sidewalks have to be cleared within 24 hours, or you could face a fine. The fees are $15 for the first offense, $25 for a second.


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