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People continue to cleanup after Tuesday's snow storm

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Some branches still barely hanging on after a late May snowstorm that brought heavy and wet snow.

The City now, cleaning up the mess left by the heavy snow that snapped branches in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Candyce Thomas has lived in her house for more than 20 years. She says she's never seen anything quite like Tuesday night.

"We've had snowstorms, we get them all the time but nothing like this," Thomas said. 

On the night of the storm, Thomas and her neighbors were out clearing branches from the street because they knew it needed to be done.

Thomas said, "The neighbors and I got together and said we have got to get this off the street. So, at 2 o'clock in the morning, we're dragging but it's snowing like crazy, but you got to get it out of the street for the people."

Now, Thomas's big concern, saving her garden. Some of the plants in her yard have been alive for more than 30 years, she's now doing everything she can to save them.

"Very sad," Thomas said. "Trying to find out every little thing I can do to help bring them back up."

Not too far from where Candyce lives, Rick Yates is cutting up fallen limbs. He says instead of waiting around for the city to clean up, he will just take care of it himself.

"I'm going to cut them up for firewood, the little pieces I'll just keep taking out into the backyard and let the trash guy pick them up every week," Yates said. 

Even with all of the damage and the mess, Candyce knows things could have been worse, "But, you know what, everybody is alive everybody's ok, nobody is in the hospital."

The City says it could take several weeks or months, but they are moving as quickly as possible.


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