High snowbanks make for dangerous driving spots

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– While we have more snow on the way, a lot of cities and towns in this state are struggling to deal with the snow we already have. A lot of snowbanks are high and that is making driving in some spots dangerous.

“I was coming around and there was someone walking I didn’t even see them,” said Melody Lowery, Hartford.

“I almost got hit just walking,” said Jeff Carroll, Hartford.

Whether you are on foot or in a car…

“Yes! just this morning as I was coming out of the driveway I had to back up, because the cars were blowing the horn at me because I was going out too far,” said Vinnie Smith, Hartford.

Mother nature has not gone easy on Connecticut this winter.  With back to back to back snow storms and no where to put it, the banks by the side of the road just get higher and higher. City streets becoming dangerous for drivers as they try and pull out into traffic.

“There are about 7 feet high all around the town, people that are handicapped cant’ really get around in their wheelchairs. It’s rough right now,” said Carroll.

Police say if you do run across a snow bank that is too high to see over, and you have to ease out into traffic and you do get clipped by a car, it will be your fault. It’s called failure to yield. So they suggest that as you pull out, take it easy and just try and to get out as safely as possible.

“I take my time, make sure I am checking both ways, but for the most part you can only be as careful as you can and you still might catch a little nick,” said

While the state has been removing snow from the highways, and cities have been scooping it up and carting it off.

snow pile on road

There is something police are asking businesses and homeowners to do. If you have a driveway or a parking lot exit at your business, please knock down the banks enough to see over, it will make driving safer and less stressful for drivers.

“There are cars behind you, I came in around rush hour and I was like oh God, please, no one hit me and I won’t hit anyone,” said Lowery.

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