By: Christine Souders
The forecast is calling for more snow, which means it's not going to get any easier navigating the already icy streets, and it's going to be even tougher in neighborhoods that haven't seen many snow plows.
Side streets in Davenport are caked with snow and ice. Jeff Martin lives on North Hazelwood Street, and he said it's almost like driving on a skating rink, "We've been plowed once and after that it iced over."
He said during the winter, his road is often neglected, "We've always had a little bit of a delay getting our street plowed and I don't know if it's ever really been salted, but this is longer than usual."
His wife Sharon said she won't even attempt to get behind the wheel when the streets are like this, "We live on the middle of a hill, so either, I would be driving down the ice to get to a main street or trying to get up the street, and neither sounds fun to me."
Steve Russell with the Public Works Department said they're preparing for more snowy weather, but tells us the damage has already been done, "As we get down to the residential areas where they have ice underneath is a lot more troublesome than if it was just a cold period and just snow only."
Since last week's blizzard, Russell said every street in Davenport has been plowed at least once, but he says top priority is keeping the main roads in good shape, "We're going to eventually beat the ice, but it may take a while."
So, until then Sharon said she'll just rely on her husband to get her from point A to point B, "Luckily I have a husband who's willing to take me where I need to go."
Public Works said they've designated snow routes within at least 4 blocks of the side streets, to make it easier to get around.