POLL: Frustrations Mount In PA as Snow Mounds Pile Up - What Do You Think?

Please vote: Let us know - how has it affected you?

Winter storms that have buried the region have now left high mounds of snow as the latest obstacle for Pennsylvania 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 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 Pennsylvania 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.

Those mounds could get a bit higher this week with as much as 3 inches of snow possible Monday into Tuesday in some parts of New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. The Jersey Shore and South Jersey could get an inch or less.

"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 Pennsylvania).
Cathie McFadden February 18, 2014 at 04:36 PM
My driveway is bad enough. When they plow the street the snow is getting higher than my mailbox and very little room to maneuver. Even worse is the school bus stops are so loaded with snow, the kids have to walk in the street to get the bus. I live in Hatfield Twp.So unsafe especially when everyone is in a hurry in their cars.
Mark Methlie February 18, 2014 at 05:20 PM
I think that we should all chill out and learn to deal with it. This is unusual for us.
Eileen Wood February 18, 2014 at 10:38 PM
I think the city forgets that Chestnut Hill is really a hill! And why are we not afforded the same perks that chi chi Manyunk is afforded?
Beth February 18, 2014 at 10:43 PM
The gist of most of these comments are to just relax, slow down, enjoy the beautiful, peaceful snow. What other time can you be outside, just sit there and not hear anything else? Everyone needs to try to chill out a little. Is it a pain to shovel? Yeah, probably, but what other opportunity do you have to actually see your neighbors, and maybe do something to help your neighbor. Take it for what it is. Maybe even try to enjoy it. Just be careful walking.
Merle Martin February 19, 2014 at 06:28 PM
merle If Berthlehem had sa rating system on snow removeal it would be a F... No one isa out watching these guys plow. They follow each other one with blade down and other one up. The city needs to learn how to get rid of the snow using the right equipment.


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