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Giant snow banks can pose a number of dangers

| March 18, 2014

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Last weeks storm dumped over a foot of snow in the County, and it looks like more is on the way. All of the snow ends up on the side of the road, and as our News Source 8’s Angela Christoforos reports; those giant snow banks can pose a number of dangers.

Most of the roads in Presque Isle are clear of snow, but what’s left over are giant snow banks. Some every bit as tall as your car!

Laurie Kelly, Deputy Chief of Presque Isle Police said, “The snow banks are high, and especially around the ends of streets they’re even higher.”

Kids like to play and slide down these big piles of snow; but it can be dangerous cause it blocks a drivers visibility and kids could slide right into traffic.

“They’re out playing but the bad thing is they can be right next to pretty busy streets,” said Kelly.

Police advise drivers to take caution around snow banks and slow down.

“Something comes out from behind a big snow bank it’s pretty sudden and you don’t see it until it’s right on you,” said Kelly.

Kids should avoid playing on snow banks close to roadways, and drivers should also take a second glance before turning a corner.

Presque Isle Police say that crews work on removing the snow late at night.

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