Cleaning Up After Feet Of Lake-Effect Snow

Cleaning Up After Feet Of Lake-Effect Snow

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People in parts of the north country worked throughout the day Friday cleaning up close to three feet of lake effect snow they got over the last couple of days.

Contractor Bill Petrus, who spent several hours plowing driveways Friday morning, was on Flower Avenue West making sure sidewalks are clear and driveways are empty of snow.

"That's what people count on me for, to take care of their driveways in the winter - this is the north country, there's a lot of it," Petrus said, "just for everyone's safety and to be able to get around."

Petrus suggests people layer up to avoid frostbite if they're working in the snow in cold temperatures like Friday's.

Homeowners realize not only the importance of clearing the sidewalks, but clearing the corners as well.

"First of all, it's by law. Otherwise, it's a dead end and people can't jump over the end," said Steve Kalamaras.

Kalamaras has lived in the city for 30 years and says he's used to digging out of the snow - although the sidewalk wraps around his property. So, sometimes it takes a little bit longer.

"After I get done with this, I'm very tired. It takes me an hour and a half and unfortunately, corner houses are not ideal for snow," he said.

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