Adams Mayor Blames State For Route 11 Traffic Woes

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It's white everywhere in Adams - streets, driveways, cars.

Because Interstate 81 was shut down to traffic earlier in the day Tuesday, an increase in traffic on Route 11 and a few accidents backed everything up.

"I think the state should have closed it someplace where there was a tractor trailer stop. You know, Mexico where there's big tractor trailer stops. Here there's no tractor trailer stops. They filled all the streets," said village Mayor Philip Chatterton.

The size of the snow banks left residents in awe.

The highest reached as high as 8 feet.

In some spots, pedestrians had no choice but to plow right through them.

"It's not too bad. It's mostly really light so you just go right through it," said Bryant Nichol, who lives in Adams.

As you might expect, aside from a break to have some fun, people spent the day digging out.

"It's good for the workout. Trying to make it easier for people to get by," said Adams resident Freddie Wright.

"I was pretty amazed. I was like, oh, boy, this is going to take all day," said Adams resident Eric Eibert.

It's not all doom and gloom though.

The storm isn't over yet.

Adams could see another 10 inches of snow Wednesday night.

The lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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