Members of Huber Heights fire department impacted by the northeast blizzard

Huber Height fire chief share photos from family in northeast blizzard (Twitter Photo/ Chief Mark Ashworth)
Huber Height fire chief share photos from family in northeast blizzard (Twitter Photo/ Chief Mark Ashworth)

HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – The northeast is working to dig out of a blizzard.But the impact of the blizzard is being felt here at home. At least three members of the Huber Heights department have family that live in the New England area.

News 2 talked to two of them today, the chief and lieutenant who have family that live between southern New Hampshire and southern Massachusetts.

They say their families have seen as much as 35 inches of snow.

“Obviously with that amount of snow and strain you worry about their physical health as well, and if he’s in their posting he’s probably doing ok,” said Lt. Jeff Gallagher.

“Before the advent of cell phones, and social media and the internet, it was pick up the phone, make a phone call and if you got a busy signal you didn’t know,” said chief Mark Ashworth. “You could go days, I would go days without knowing whether my family was ok, if they needed anything.”

On Monday, Chief Mark Ashworth posted a picture on twitter, #Fiveon2

The fire chief said seeing all these pictures and post on facebook really put things into perspective. He says this has been a mild winter for us, and things could be worse.

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