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Blowing snow, whiteouts causing problems in Evans

Town of Evans resident Heather Boncore awoke at 5:30 a.m. today to see three cars stranded on Beach Road near Lake Shore High School. By 10 a.m. all three cars had been moved.

Still, visibility is a huge issue.

“I can’t see the buses,” said Boncore, who lives just a few hundred feet from the school’s bus parking lot.

Lt. Michael Masullo said many cars also were stranded along Route 5 and Route 20 in the town, and several people ended up at North Evans and Evans Center fire halls, which are serving as warming centers.

Blowing snow and whiteouts continue to be a major problem in the town, although plows were finally able to get to some roads this morning.

“The highway superintendent at times has pulled the plows off the roads because it was so dangerous,” said Masullo, referring to the whiteouts.

A travel advisory is still in effect, even though the snow has tapered somewhat.

“It’s settled down, but the wind picks up every now and then and creates whiteouts,” he said. “The roads are pretty clear. It’s the whiteout conditions that are the problem.”


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