Where to put all of this snow?

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With a new storm threatening our area and people still digging out from our last blast of winter weather, the challenge has become, where do we put it all.

It seems everywhere you look there are mounds of snow. It’s those mounds of snow that are creating blind spots at just about every driveway and street corner. “four-foot, some of them are six or more. My neighbors they got like six-foot you know and I’m sure with another six inches they’re going to go another two foot,” said York City resident Howard Ness of the snow mounds around him.

Ness is happy to have a snow blower after this winter. “This is the worst one we went through in a good while now.” But he is still figuring out where to put all of it. “We try to put it on the side of the road,  and in piles. I mean there is nowhere to go with it,” said Ness as he laughed. “It’s tough for places like the side streets. There is nowhere to go. A lot of people are throwing it right out in the street so then the plow comes back and they are plowing it right back in. I don’t think I want to do double work if I don’t have to.”

Throwing snow onto the street isn’t allowed, and the city sent out a notice Friday to remind residents. “Throwing or depositing snow in the road, street or highway is also a violation of city ordinance,” according to the release.

The release also reminds people to shovel their sidewalks. “Mayor C. Kim Bracey reminds residents to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice. Residents are required to remove snow and ice from their properties within 12 hours after snow/ice has ceased to fall. Mayor C. Kim Bracey is asking community members to be patient and to give themselves some extra time traveling about in the community.  The public works department is working extremely hard to ensure that our city streets are as drivable and walkable as possible.”


  • TonytIiger

    Lancaster city only plowed one lane of most streets that are not in the down town emergency route. I.E. shopping district. Bless the fact that I have wonderful neighbors that helped me clear my side walks, I live on a corner property so I have 250' of sidewalk to clear. This afternoon they came and cleared the street, I mean plowed the street to the curb. So guess where the snow that was on the street ended up?!? If you guess back on my side walks you guessed correctly, and its like 3" deep in huge heavy snow boulders. Not to mention the car we cleared out. Its mashed 3' high against my doors, both front and back. So Mayor Gray. You can stop slinging your bull spit about not putting snow back in the street. I didn't put the snow from my walks onto your street and I darn sure don't appreciate you putting the snow on my side walk. There is no way I can clean them again. I'm handicapped with an injured back from getting creamed by a NJ trash hauler on 222. There is no way I have the heart to ask someone to do what its going to take industrial equipment to do. Oh I will clear my car out again, but if I do harm to my back guess who is going to get the bills Mayor Gray. Mailed with pictures and return receipt requested. I promise I'm not the only citizen in this pickle barrel.

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