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OPINION: Snow Danger Lingers at Road Intersections In South Brunswick

With all the snow we have had the normal procedure of pushing the excess snow to the curb at intersections has closed a very serious problem.

The mounds of snow are so high that it is very difficult to see traffic on the road you want to turn onto or go across without nosing your car partway into the intersection. A very hazardous thing to do.

The snow mounds must be removed now! Before it gets any higher.

Also, these mounds of snow are covering the sewer drains and when, not if it rains all the water on the roadway will have no place to go.

Do you have a Snorkel for your car? You might need one when the snow melts and/or it rains.

Those puddles might be deeper than you think!
Dan DiBiase February 18, 2014 at 07:05 AM
It's definitely an issue, but I think the frequency of the snow storms has made it difficult to do the 'clean up' after the initial clearing of the snow, and there isn't a lot of room around intersections to pile it up! Personally, I'd like to see people stop snowblowing snow from their driveways back into the roads after they have been plowed. That's my pet peeve....
Michael Cherson February 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM
It is illegal per state law to put snow into the street. It makes for a dangerous situation!
Lawrence February 18, 2014 at 10:49 PM
I agree with Dan's pet peeve. Displacing the snow from one's driveway/sidewalk into the street is not just dangerous, but selfish in a way. Another dangerous issue is the narrowing of certain streets by the snow banks. Take for instance the entrance lane from Ridge Road going onto Rt. 522. When not covered by snow, no merge is required, but currently the lane is 1/2 covered and so one has to effectively yield before going onto 522.

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