After Snowstorm Slows Tug Hill Down, Snowfall Put to Good UsePosted: Updated:
The sky and roads were much clearer in Barnes Corners Sunday compared to late last week, when lake effect snow covered parts of the north country.
"I was watching it to see what was going to happen and trying to play the game, said Dan Poor, a resident of Scriba.
The storm kept snowmobilers off the trails for a bit. In fact, there was so much snow, Tugger's bar and grill had to close last Thursday.
"We had our plow truck going and the tractor going, and they just couldn't keep up with all of the snow that was coming down," said Tugger's Owner Tricia Garvin.
Garvin said it was a tough decision to make, but she had to make sure workers were safe. They were able to reopen Friday and have been busy since.
"Everybody's excited. They're heard on Facebook or wherever that there's a lot of snow, so they're all here now to ride," Garvin said.
While the storm was a lot to keep up with in the moment, this weekend, riders are definitely benefiting from all of the snowfall.
"It's definitely helped the trails get a little more base and it's harder now. It's nice to have it packed down better," said Brian Fraser, a resident of Churchville.
Fraser and his family come up to the trails every weekend they can and they enjoyed the difference the storm made.
After all... "Less snow, you can't snowmobile. The more, the better," said Jessica Hinchey, a resident of Rochester.
Taking advantage of the calm after the storm.