- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A snow plow driver clearing Springfield streets at the height of this week’s snowstorm was surrounded by about 25 angry residents who pelted his truck with snowballs and chunks of ice, smashing the windshield.

City public works Director Chris Cignoli (sig-NOE’-lee) says some of the angry Mason Square residents Tuesday night were even swinging snow shovels.

The residents were apparently angry that the driver for a private contractor was blocking in some vehicles and driveways with snow, but Cignoli tells WGGB-TV (https://bit.ly/1CSIfGS ) that the driver did his job properly.

Police were called in to escort the driver so he could finish his job.

The driver wasn’t hurt and no one was arrested.

Cignoli says if plow drivers are harassed, he will stop plowing those neighborhoods.

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Information from: WGGB-TV, https://www.wggb.com

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