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The Hamilton County Management Agency reported minor problems after an historic spring-time snowfall Monday. From the beginning of the snow storm to 2:30 p.m. Monday, there were 143 slide-offs, 53 property damage accidents and 12 personal injury accidents.

Residents across the county spent the day clearing their driveways and sidewalks.

“I don’t mind doing this, once in a while. Now, I hope this is the last one. Let’s hope and pray this is our last (snow storm),” said Rick Seaver, while clearing his sidewalk with his snow blower.

Seaver lives in Noblesville. He cleared a path for the mail carrier because his father-in-law was one.

“Last year, I don’t even think we used (the snow blower) and this year this is the the third time,” Seaver said.

There were some roads in Noblesville that were messier than others in the morning, but by the afternoon they looked better. It was the same story in Fishers and Carmel.

“Exactly a year ago, I remember wearing shorts and (now) I’m playing in the snow. It has ups and downs,” said Caden Bauer, a student in Fishers.

While another student said he didn’t mind the snow.

“I hope it snows like this all week,” the student said.

Meanwhile, Eric Demalon and his son shoveled their driveway and their neighbor’s driveway. They made the most of it.

“(We) just hang out and enjoy the snow. Before you know it, we’ll be complaining about the heat,” said Demalon.

There were crews in Carmel, clearing roads and sidewalks all day too. Hector Duran works for a company that spent nearly 12 hours working.

“We try to do the best we can, you know,” he said.

Duran said the temperature made a difference.

“That helped a little bit because it’s not too cold. So, the snow melt(ed),” said Duran.

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