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Neighbors helping neighbors through the storm

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After the first big winter storm blanketed the state, people are now faced with tough task of digging out from several inches to more than a foot of snow in some areas. And that's what a lot of them were doing Thursday morning. Our Katie Husband spoke with a group of neighbors in Corning who say they don't go it alone, they band together.

CORNING, N.Y. -- "I'm shoveling. Just cleaning up," said Jerry Wozniak, a Corning resident.

"Shoveling out. I have to shovel my walk so I can take my dog out," said Jean Wenban, a Corning resident.

Everyone woke up to a winter wonderland Thursday morning, as the first snow storm hit the region.

And these neighbors are all doing the same thing and then some.

"We have some great neighbors here and what I typically do on a morning is do the sidewalks and maybe do the driveways," said Eben Weil, a Corning resident.

Weil helps out about five or six houses on the Corning block.

"So, you know, just trying to be a good neighbor to some great people," said Weil.

The 'great people' feeling was mutual when we talked to a neighbor across the way from Weil.

"If we can't get to it someone else will jump right in and get their snowblower out clean our sidewalk and we'll do it likewise for them too," said Wozniak.

Weil says helping out is just helping out, he doesn't mind doing it because it's something he's done his entire life.

"As a farmer, I grew up on a family farm outside of town and we always helped people," said Weil.

Which seems to be no different than it is now for the Cayuta Street neighbors.

"We band together and try to get it done together," said Wozniak.

"Neighbors helping neighbors," said Weil.

No matter the storm, big or small, these neighbors will help clean up with and for each other. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP