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Neighbors Frustrated by Unplowed Subdivision

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

Most secondary roads in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are clear of snow.

But people living in the Woodbrook neighborhood say they hadn’t seen a plow as of Saturday morning. They say this isn't the first time they've felt left behind.

Jim Rowe says he's so upset he's clearing the street with his shovel.

“The digging part gets a little old now,” he said. “The first 24 hours we understand because the primary roads and emergency vehicles is a consideration, but after that it seems like we've been left out.”

VDOT says virtually all primary and secondary roads in Albemarle County are clear.

But some of the Woodbrook roads were barely passable Saturday morning. Others looked like they hadn't been plowed at all.

“It is very difficult,” Rowe said. “It is a very hilly neighborhood and you need more than one lane so that vehicles can pass each other when they exit the subdivision.”

Rowe and some of his neighbors who declined to go on-camera say this isn't their first snow delay.

“It is pretty typical cause we are a small subdivision,” Rowe said. “I think most of the neighbors are very unhappy with how it has been to this point.”

VDOT told NBC 29 its plows would reach the Woodbrook subdivision by Saturday night to re-open the snowed-in roads.

They say even though roads look clear, many are wet and will re-freeze at night. VDOT encourages people to avoid driving at night, and if you have to, be cautious about black ice.

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