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'I can't get out': Blizzard Evelyn leaves residents snowed in

As plow crews work to catch up, some residents deal with being snowed in, April 16, 2018. (WLUK)

MENASHA, Wis. (WLUK) -- It's been a busy 48 hours for Randy Mueller.

Mueller, a plow driver, has been working to clean up the nearly two feet of snow left behind by Blizzard Evelyn.

"It's a lot of work, it's heavy, it's packy. It's hard to plow," he said.

He says the heavy snow has him, like many others in the area, playing catch-up.

"People gotta wait till you get in there, to open it up for them; you only can go so fast doing it," he said.

From Appleton to Menasha, residents are feeling the impact of the storm first-hand.

"It's just terrible. I can't get out with all this snow, the manager said they don't know if they'll ever get it plowed out, not until spring. It's spring," said Bob Schlichte of Menasha.

Schlichte, who is disabled, has been snowed in since Saturday. With his refrigerator low on food, he says he was able to get a meal thanks to a neighbor.

"Somebody brought me food yesterday," he said. "It was nice, because I'm quite handicapped."

Schlichte says he usually receives meals through Neenah-Menasha's Meals on Wheels Program. But because of the storm, deliveries were postponed.

"It's frustrating because you do feel like you really want to be able to help them," said Collen Harvot, Neenah-Menasha Meals on Wheels program coordinator.

She says they've even had some clients call to cancel their delivery, "who have said, 'please don't send meals. I'm worried about the volunteer getting up the walkway.' So I think they all really understand that this is a very abnormal circumstance."

As for clean-up crews, Mueller says their efforts will continue well into Tuesday.

"Then tomorrow starts all over for another day, go back to catch up on other places," he said.

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