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Snow Mounds Creating Hazards On Long Island

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Commack, Long Island snow (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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COMMACK, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – For drivers, the ongoing snowfall in the Tri-State can be both a nuisance and a danger.

For residents in Commack, Long Island, it can certainly be a lot worse. That’s because snow mounds have been piled up in some cases over 12 feet high.

“You have to be careful when pulling out,” one driver said. “It doesn’t both me. It’s winter. I’m happy it snows.”

 LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Whether you’re driving out of a restaurant shopping center or even a gas station, the snow can block views and create a hazard for anyone on the road.

“You crawl and make sure you’re going out safe,” one driver said about how to pull out into traffic.

Each town in New York state must make their own laws regarding how tall piles of snow on the sides of the roads can be.

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