Retired Equipment Operator Digs Out 16 Neighbors' Driveways

73-year-old Larry Strang's John Deere riding mower with snow blower is a welcome sight in his neighborhood

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Larry Strang and his trusty John Deere riding lawnmower came to the rescue of some Dover Avenue neighbors in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., after Sunday's coastal snowstorm. The 73-year-old retired heavy-equipment operator used the snow blower on the front of his small green tractor to dig out 18 to 20 inches of snow on the driveways at 16 homes in his neighborhood Monday and Tuesday.

Strang lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident nearly 40 years ago. But the handicap does not keep him from his routine acts of winter kindness, he said, because the pedals are on the right side.

"It gives me something to do. I enjoy helping people out," he said.

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