ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- While major roads have been plowed and are relatively cleared of snow, some neighborhoods in Albemarle County are feeling forgotten.

"I've worked for four different people today and they haven't been able to get out of the neighborhood all morning because VDOT hasn't come in and done any snow removal on the roads," said William Cowgill, a landscaping contractor hired by several residents to clear out their streets.

The sloshy, sloppy snow still rests on many backroads and cul-de-sacs after it brought down trees and power lines.

"The issue with trees and power lines is one that we're seeing all across the district currently, and that's going to be something that is going to slow the progress of our secondary roads today," said Virginia Department of Transportation spokesperson Lou Hatter.

Hatter said cars getting stuck also served as a barrier for snowplows to get through.

Plus, he said VDOT had to take care of hundreds of fallen trees on major roads like Interstate 64 before doing anything else.

"There's a lot of logistics that goes into it and anytime that the utility lines are involved, that's another level of coordination because that then requires us to get the power companies," he said.

Now that most of those major roads are cleared, Hatter said VDOT is starting to pull more crews and assign them to the secondary roads.

If you are working to remove trees from your own neighborhoods, do not touch trees that are wrapped in power lines due to the risk of electrocution.

You can visit 511virginia.org for real-time information about road conditions and closures.