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Alden Day 2: ‘Stay off the roads’

Plow drivers in Alden were slowed by a glut of abandoned cars on thoroughfares Walden Avenue and Genesee Street.

“It’s basically plow up to a car, tow it out and continue plowing,” said Ryan Sheedy, Alden’s emergency management coordinator.

And despite a driving ban that remains in effect in the town and village, police and cleanup crews were encountering plenty of motorists.

“People out driving hinders our plowing,” said Sheedy, who implored drivers to keep their vehicles parked at home. “There’s still a travel ban. I know people need to get to places, get to food and supplies, but they have to stay off the roads.”

- Jay Tokasz