In the more far-flung Southtowns, roads were cleared during the day on Tuesday but highway crews had to break work at times because of reduced visibility.
“The problem with us and all the other towns is the visibility,” said Edward Michalski, highway superintendent in the Town of Evans.
Roads in Evans and the Village of Angola were cleared but a travel ban was still in place, Michalski said. No expiration of the ban had been set.
The difficulty for plows in Evans and Angola had not been the amount of snow that fell over the past 24 hours, but the wind, the highway chief said.
“We have a policy: If the visibility is very poor, rather than causing a collision with any vehicles, we usually wait at the fire departments,” said Michalski.
At one point on Tuesday morning, that situation occurred, he said.
“Abide by the driving ban,” Michalski said. “You’re doing yourself a favor.”
“And there’s not really a place to go.”
- Charity Vogel