Residents begin to dig their way out of snow

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The winter blast's aftermath left metro residents digging out on Wednesday. With anywhere from six to 11 inches of snow, there's plenty of digging out to do. Especially for snow crews trying to clear hundreds of miles of streets.

To many, it looks like a daunting task. Inches upon inches of snow blanketed the metro's residential sidewalks and streets

"Is everybody okay at your house?" a woman called to her neighbor as they both shoveled snow.

In Grandview, a postman trudged through drifts to get to mail boxes on an unplowed street. The tires of his truck spun on ice, before he was able to move on.

At one of the nearby houses, John Taylor said he know the plows will get to his neighborhood... eventually.

"Normally they do come by and give us real good service. I'll say they just worked too hard yesterday and they are taking some time off. Hopefully they will come through tonight and get us out," he said.

In Lee's Summit, side streets are also left mostly untouched, leaving people to slowly, but surely dig their way out.

"I let my director know that I didn't think I was going to make it. I'm still working on it," said Sonya Bolden in Lee's Summit.

Kids in the Northland took full advantage of the slippery slopes. While others say an attempt to leave their house, has so far been unsuccessful.

"It's usually cleared off first thing in the morning. Now it's afternoon and we haven't seen any action out here," said Sam Taylor in the Northland.

Mary Edwards worked on a neat and narrow path at her Liberty home.

"This is the hardest part," she said.

The main streets are mostly clear. But those on residential roads don't yet feel forgotten.

"I'm from Chicago. My dad made us do this all the time. And pretty soon there will be help here, I'm just trying to get a path to the street and get a newspaper for right now," Edwards said.

The same can be said for Olathe. Large snow banks create activities for some and exercise for others.

"That's what I keep telling myself, it's a really great workout. Except for where my back hurts," said Michelle Sherry in Olathe.

Plows have been working around the clock in every suburb in and around the city, but the main streets have been getting all of the attention so far. Kansas City, Missouri has said to give it until Thursday to start working on the side streets and residential neighborhoods.

And for the most part, people told FOX 4 on Wednesday that they completely understand.

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