Disabled veteran faces mobility issues due to snow accumulation
A local disabled veteran and his wife are facing mobility issues due to lack of shoveling and snow accumulation.
Delbert Alexander is a retired veteran after being wounded twice while serving in the Navy and Marine Corps from 1965 to 1972.
Alexander and his wife have lived in their current home in Wesleyville for five years.
Their access to easily move outside has been restricted since the last snowstorm.
“When I go to the store with my scooter, I have to ride in the middle of the road because on both sides of the street the snow is halfway up the road and the sidewalks are not cleared so that I can get up on the sidewalks,” said Delbert Alexander, a retired Vietnam veteran.
Alexander said that this concerns not only himself, but also the elderly and children.
Collecting unploughed snow has left the disabled veteran and his wife frustrated with the impact it has on their daily lives.
“When I get on my scooter to go somewhere like when there is snow on the street, sometimes I get stuck. A couple of times I almost got hit,” Alexander said.
The accumulation of snow causes even more mobility problems for the couple. Alexander shares what he hopes he can do.
“If we could get something going where the cars are we give them a citation, or fine people who don’t make their way. I know they did it a long time ago because if you’re a landlord and you don’t shovel your sidewalk, you get fined,” Alexander said.
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Alexander recalled that this was not the first time he and his wife encountered this. This has happened before and nothing continues to be done.