Snow, Snow & More Snow For Lewis CountyPosted: Updated:
Lewis County got pounded with lake effect snow overnight and into the day Tuesday.
After Lowville was pummeled with feet of snow Tuesday, people were out working hard to keep up.
Scott Czajka is a north country native who moved to Lowville not long ago. He spent most of his day getting rid of the snow that almost buried his home.
"Heavy, it's real heavy,” he said. “It'll work you real good, there's no other description for it."
Czajka brought out both a snowblower and shovel to dig his way out.
Across the street, Jeffrey Malik’s story was pretty much the same.
"I try to help the neighbors out as much as possible,” he said. “Just try to keep things going and you know, have a good time doing it, I guess."
Snow accumulated in Lowville up to 7 News reporter Natalie Kucko’s hips. But residents say that digging out has become part of their everyday routine each winter.
"Stay warm,” Malik said. “Don't let it build up because if you let it build up, it's harder to work with."
A travel advisory was issued until further notice in Lewis County because of whiteout conditions.
Czajka has three pieces of advice for anyone finding themselves in a similar situation: ”Be safe. Be careful. Be prepared."