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Snow piles obstructing vision at intersections


PORTAGE (WKZO) -- Its been a very consistent winter season.  If it’s not snowing then temperatures are plunging to near zero, and sometimes it does both.

The next two days will include both. .

Bill Deming with Portage Public Utilities says the consistently cold and snowy weather is the main reason why the snow piles have gotten so high, and actually become a hazard to navigation at many intersections.

He says the piles would have melted away had the temperatures gone above freezing for a day or two, but its been over a month since we have been above 32-degrees.

He says in between snow storms, they have been trying to address that problem by clearing away the piles at major intersections.

He says they have been hauling all their excess snow to empty city lots where some day it will melt, if it ever warms up enough.