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Elderly woman has call for help answered by generous teenagers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Katherine Lusher has heard Kansas City will be issuing $80 tickets to residents who don't clear their sidewalks, to which she responded, “I'm 71 years old!"

Even walking through the piled up posed a challenge for Lusher.

"Went over to my neighbors, and made two tracks there that came up to just below my knees, and that's all I can do," said Lusher, who has been snowed in since Tuesday.

Lusher said physically the task would be too arduous, and she can't afford to have somebody do it for her.

"Then I heard that they were going to give $80 tickets for anybody not having their sidewalks clean," she said, "I'm 71 years old, I don't have the body to do that kind of work, and I don't have the money to pay somebody else to do it!"

She said she called the police department and the mayor's office, but they both told her they can't help.