Snow traps woman inside her Conn. apartment
NAUGATUCK, Conn. -- A Connecticut woman says she's trapped by the snow.
Pat Denzel gets around her condo using a walker.
Her only way to get around outside is her scooter, and it has been sitting idle since late December. In other words, she hasn't been able to get out for more than a month.
"I can't get to a store to grocery shop,” Denzel said. “I've had to use Pea Pod, and that's expensive."
It's not just an inconvenience.
She's missed several doctor’s appointments this month, and she's concerned about her safety.
"I had a police officer here this morning, and he said 'you really can't get out of here.' And I don't have a back door,” Denzel said.
Denzel says she has other, elderly neighbors stuck inside, and when you look around the complex, you can see why.
There are a lot of ice patches and narrow passages.
She says she's called the property management company C & M several times.
"I would like to see one of them in my situation,” said Denzel. “Like I say, I appreciate all that Mike has done for me, but if the contractor can't fulfill his duties, then they need to find someone."
The owner of the property management company says daily thawing and re-freezing is making it nearly impossible to remove the ice and snow.
He also said he would send over a contractor to take care of the problem.
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