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NewsChannel 3’s Reed Andrews takes action against…ice!

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-24 17:55:24-05

NewsChannel 3’s Reed Andrews took action against ice all over Hampton roads, pouring salt on slippery driveways and walkways.

NewsChannel 3 shoveled snow and lent a hand to people who couldn’t do it on their own.

“We needed that to make it melt because my granddaughter would fall; she likes to run around and stuff all the time,” said Anthony Parker of Chesapeake.

LaGina Reese walks her young son home from school near South Military Highway in Chesapeake.

She knows the dangers of ice out her front door all too well.

“Ice and wood hurts,” Reese said. “Once the snow got packed on the porch it was like a sheet of ice.”

With her deck shaded and Friday’s highs staying below freezing, the salt wasn’t going to solve her slippery woes quickly enough.

The shovel wasn’t an ideal tool to scrape up the ice; call it elbow grease or taking action, the combo got the job done.

“It means a lot,” Reese said. “It means when me and my little guy come out to go to the bus in the morning, I won’t have to worry about him falling or me falling.”

In Windsor Oaks, Stanley Jones didn’t want to go on camera, but says he hasn’t left his home because of the ice in his driveway.

By pouring salt on his walkway, hopefully it’ll be easier when he decides to get going.

Nearby Kristin Savee has her hands full, literally.

She has three kids and the fourth is on the way.

Savee put down salt on part of her driveway then ran out of it.

NewsChannel 3 was happy to finish the job.