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High snow banks, pedestrians create driving hazards

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Nov 23, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-18 20:23:22-05

Police are warning motorists of decreased visibility from large piles of snow left over from last week’s historic snowstorms.

Troopers say drivers should use extreme caution and allot extra time to arrive at their destination. Many streets in the hardest hit areas of Western New York still have snow and ice on them, causing slippery conditions.

As motorists approach street corners, intersections and exit driveways, high snow banks create blind spots.

There is also an additional danger from pedestrians, who are walking in the street due to impassable sidewalks. Anyone walking in these areas should wear highly visible and reflective clothing to ensure they are visible to motorists.