Neighborhood streets filled with snow

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- A few more inches fell in the Tri-Cities. While city crews and WSDOT were working on major roads, smaller neighborhoods streets were left to private companies.

Tony Davies has lived in the Tri-Cities for 20 years. But before that, he lived in Idaho.

"I basically learned how to drive in six feet of snow, so it doesn't really bother me," he said.

But what does scare Tony is driving on the same roads with people who aren't particularly used to the conditions.

"I almost just saw somebody get stuck right over there actually. And she almost hit somebody coming in oncoming traffic."

One reason why is the streets surrounding Tony's house haven't been plowed.

"I hope they eventually get around to these streets but at the same time - it's not really in my eyes, it doesn't seem like a main priority."

And Tony's right. They aren't a main priority. They are ranked a Priority 4 by the City of Richland. That means main streets, school zones, and hilly residential areas come first.

"The roads do need to be plowed, but I also believe that the more main roads need to be more plowed than, you know, just the suburban roads," said Davies.

It's not just the neighborhood roads that take a back seat. Hundreds of parking lots sit piled high with snow. Bryan Brittain is the owner of B&B Trailers. He serves commercial businesses. His trucks have been out close to 100 times since the snow started falling Thursday night.

"The last three or four days, we have slept probably two hours one night, three another, and another night we never got no sleep," said Brittain.

He says they take about 150 calls each night. Having to turn away most of them. Bryan says they are already jam packed with companies.

"Like last night, we had to wait for it to stop snowing, and it just didn't seem like it was gonna ever stop," he said.

But on the bright side, more snow means more businesses.

"B&B Trailers loves it. We've been waiting a long time for it," said Brittain.