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As roadways are cleared, snow-covered sidewalks remain a problem. With sidewalks and paths still treacherous, people continue to take to the streets. Just yesterday, there was a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a pedestrian trying to get to work.

Areas where people walk that are next to parks or woods don't get any attention, since homeowners and residents usually take care of areas just in front of their homes. The DC Department of Transportation's Karyn LeBlanc says the agency has no way of dealing with the walkway issue, except to rely on volunteers.

"A lot of people really stepped up and shoveled beyond their front doorways," she says. "But it just wasn't enough. More people really needed to get out there and get organized someway. I think that could be something we definitely could look at in the future as well."

For the time being, the city continues hauling snow off the streets, and looks ahead to dealing with potholes.

Stephanie Kaye reports...

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