Frustrations Mount as Snow Mounds Pile Up

Winter storm remnants causing hazards for motorists and pedestrians.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo
Winter storms that have buried the region have now left high mounds of snow as the latest obstacle for North Jersey residents.

It's a "scary" situation for many motorists and pedestrians, and a few more inches of snow are expected this week.

The high mounds have created hazards for drivers pulling onto highways, while shoppers have trouble navigating parking lots and some pedestrians have been forced to walk in the street.

"This is scary," one Route 17 motorist told NorthJersey.com. "The snow is piled so high, you have to pull practically into the highway to see the cars coming. It’s ridiculous."

Many North Jersey counties and municipalities have attempted to remove the mounds with front loaders piling the snow into dump trucks to be transported to open space areas. However, there is so much snow and not enough time to get rid of it all, according to NorthJersey.com.

Those mounds could get a bit higher this week with as much as 3 inches of snow possible Monday into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

"You’ve got to be really careful because the mounds are so high, especially coming out of a side street," a motorist told CBS New York. "Yeah, it’s an accident waiting to happen."

How have the mounds of snow impacted you? Tell us in the comments. (Note: This post is shared across Patch sites in North Jersey).
Chooch February 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM
It's hard to walk the dog, without fear of getting hit by a car.
Shamrock1224 February 18, 2014 at 02:38 PM
I live in Maplewood - 2 blocks from Tuscan School. People come down our block (Sommer Ave) too fast, and they truly cannot see the people walking in the road towards the school because of the snow piles. I notified our DPW, who told me they have no place to remove the snow to, as there are chemicals in it. I also notified the Maplewood PD, because some of the parents have almost come to blows with each other over the parking, and dropping their kids at the school. They are in too much of a hurry, so they don't use the drop off zone. Cars are parked on both sides of Osborne Terr, which leaves only one lane to go to and from the school. Last week the language coming from some of the cars, I cannot repeat. I pray for a heat wave! :)
Angela Ohanian February 18, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Okay, here is the best yet. I guess a few of my nosey troublemaking neighbors must have read my posts because the police rang my bell today and said that if we did not move my son's car that is blocked in ice and covered with snow - parked in front of our house no less - it would be towed away! Apparently someone complained. This lousy little dead end block of Forest Drive has the most nasty and spiteful jealous people living here. My husband was blocked by the police cars while my brother-in-law was trying to pick him up to take him for his chemo this morning. As if I did not have enough trouble in my life. Whoever did that should rot in hell and I am filing a complaint of harassment. I hope whoever complained breaks their leg in the snow. What a horrible place to live!
Gregg February 18, 2014 at 06:00 PM
If they could make all the snow into snow cones.... Maybe Christy could go around and eat them all. That would solve the problem.
callenlm February 18, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Gregg how old are you? What a stupid comment!


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