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Lake snow causes huge backups in South Towns

Posted at 11:54 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 23:54:57-05

Lake Effect snow, plus rush hour traffic, sprinkle in a half dozen stuck cars. It's a perfect recipe for a nightmare commute. 

Drivers were stuck for hours heading south on Route 5 in Lackawanna. The snow so heavy, people on Route 5 got out on the road to brush the accumulating snow of their cars.  

Some people waited in traffic for more than 5 hours.