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WUSA9 helps dig people out of the snow

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- As the D.C. area continues to dig out after the blizzard of 2016, Tuesday's relatively warm temperatures seemed to make that heavy snow tougher to shovel out.

So WUSA9 went around the streets of Montgomery County in Sheehy Storm Tracker 9 with a shovel in search of someone who could use a hand.

It wasn’t long before Lillian Ellis spotted us. 

"They’re coming to help me clean this snow off!  And when you walked over, I was like oh yes! You can help me!" Ellis said. 

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Ellis and her daughter Alyse faced a daunting challenge: digging out her car, buried under more than a foot of heavy snow.

"I kept looking at this snow and how much work I would have to do, my daughter and I," Ellis said. 

"I was just glad to see you."

And within minutes, an all-women shoveling flash mob formed around Lillian’s car.

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"I came out here, I was like where are all the guys? There was nothing but women and I was like, you know what? I like that. We’ll get this done in half the time," Alyse Kelly, Lillian’s daughter said. 

Sure enough, we six women with shovels had the job complete in about 20 minutes.

"It was like an assembly line. In my head, I was like ‘We’re like victory girls, ready to go to war out here on this snow!’" Kelly said. 

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Mission accomplished in Bethesda.

Lillian was able to return to work at the National Institutes of Health. And Sheehy Storm Tracker 9 was ready to dig out the next buried car.

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