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Drivers frustrated at snowy, slushy side streets

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INDIANAPOLIS -

As only wet pavement remains on many of the main streets in Indianapolis, drivers are frustrated by the snow and slush that remains on side streets, days after a winter storm.

"Today, I just needed to get out," said Katie Lee.

Lee drove to downtown Indianapolis to get out of the house. The snowstorm has kept her cooped up for four days, but on the road, the on and off slush on some streets has been a serious challenge.

"When its clear, you feel like you can go a little faster, but then when you hit a rough spot, it kind of shimmies your car, so it makes you a little nervous," Lee said.

The recent warm-up from sub-zero temperatures is melting the snow and ice and snow plow drivers are still dropping salt on the roads, too. Once on the road, drivers who heeded the travel warnings just didn't expect getting to their destinations to take so long.

"Last night was terrible. It took me twice as long to get home as it normally would," said Rose Miller.

"I came down Meridian and it was bumpy the whole way and it took twice as long as it usually does," said Chris Weibert.

"What happened? That's all I want to know. What happened?" said Annissa Harris.

Harris hoped the roads would be in much better condition by now. She fears the ice chunk still on the road can lead to car damage.

"The streets are horrible. They are a little bit better today because of the weather. But, like, some streets, I believe they are going to tear my car up," Harris said.

After a day on the road and warmer temps, Lee says she wants to see the snow plow drivers out and about.

"I think they could probably start doing it now. Especially, it's above freezing now, so the temperatures would allow for them to push it to the side of the road," she said.

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