Crews work to remove layers of snow piled up

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) – In anticipation of the next snow fall, Niagara Falls Public Works crews have been out treating the roads.

Public Works Director, John Caso said they have five trucks on the roads all day Saturday. If more are needed, they’ll be called in.

During the day, Caso said the crews will work on salting the roads and plowing snow.

At midnight, crews will work to remove layers of snow that have piled up on street corners and sidewalks.

Crews started on River Road and Pine Avenue. “What happens is you have heavy equipment on the street and you have your operating engineer that’s out there. They load up tandems and they actually transport it to a location,” Caso said.

The excess snow is dumped in the parking lot of the municipal golf course.

Even though crews are ready for the next snow fall, not everyone is welcoming it.

“The snow needs to go away,” LeAnna Hawthorne of Niagara Falls said. “It’s keeping me in the house like a bear. I can’t go anywhere. I feel for people that have bad legs and knees it’s very hard to walk in the snow and slush and there’s ice under there. I’ll be glad when it goes away.”

While many aren’t jumping for joy about the next blast, some people enjoy it.

“I feel great about it because I can help more people. After all it is wintertime,” Arthur Manuel of Niagara Falls said.

When it snows, Manuel shovels the walkways for the elderly and any neighbors that need help.

“We have to help each other and do the best we can do,” Manuel said.

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