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Hamburg dig out slow and difficult

Posted at 12:54 PM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-14 12:54:55-05

After nearly 36 hours of non-stop snow and white-out conditions, residents in the Town of Hamburg awoke to find sunny skies - but the sunshine only showed how much work was ahead.

Town of Hamburg Police said areas of the town had snow drifts up to 8 feet tall.

"Entire Hamburg is just socked in," commented Lt. Michael Lavelle.

Side streets in the town are clogged and impassible with residents reporting the snow is heavy and very dense.

A travel ban is still in effect.

"Police cars are having a tough time getting around.  So, if you don't have to go on the road for any kind of emergency, then just stay at home," added Lavelle.

Residents who did try to dig out said the snow was overwhelming snow blowers and difficult to push with plows.

The snow is also causing some tree limbs to hang on power lines, and police reported power outages in the Village of Hamburg during Wednesday morning.

Some residents in the town also reported flickering lights during the morning hours.

Seven Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly has been in Hamburg since the storm began and has the latest.