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UPDATE: Frustrations Mount as Snow Mounds Pile Up

Winter storm remnants causing hazards for motorists and pedestrians.

Winter storms that have buried the region have now left high mounds of snow as the latest obstacle for central and southern New 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 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 central and southern New 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. At the Jersey Shore and in South Jersey, the snowfall is expected to be 1 or 2 inches.

"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 central and southern New Jersey).
vic February 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM
snow? what snow? here in ocean city, the most snow we got so far this year is 4 inches. so far, that's the only time I had to plow any snow. the last time we got snow that layed on the ground was about a month ago. it's been a wonderful winter. sucks not to live in cape may county.
Michael Cherson February 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM
The very high mounds of snow at intersections are very dangerous, some are so high that drivers can not see if it is safe to proceed. Yes, we have had a number of snow storms in a short time for this area, but the piling of snow up at intersections is not a good idea. They must be removed!
Ed Minall February 18, 2014 at 01:27 PM
The snow piles are obstructing what is called the “sight triangle” at intersections. The snow piles aren’t to be higher than 2.5 Feet. This is a dangerous scenario at all intersections, but especially ones without traffic signals. Don’t forget it’s winter (Not August) and proceed with caution.
Michael Cherson February 18, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Well someone needs to tell South Brunswick Township that the snow piles are not to be higher than 2 1/2 feet, because they are between 3 and 4 1/2 feet in my area. Completely obstructing any view.
Perc February 18, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Two words for the Clark DPW: 1. You 2. suck.

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