The snow has already melted a lot of snow, but it’s still a long ways off and not just because of the winter storm, says Chris Anderson, snowplow driver for the Lakewood Township Police Department.
The snow will continue to melt for the foreseeable future, and you may find yourself out in the cold as well.
Anderson says the snowplows that are in operation in Lakewood are equipped with a few different tools to make getting to your vehicle a little bit easier.
One is a snow shovel that can get you to your car and shovel the snow and ice out of your car, and another is a heavy duty snow shovel with an automatic shovel release that releases snow from a handle and also shovels down snow and icy sidewalks.
Anderson has seen his share of snowplowing accidents, including one in which a driver crashed his truck into a tree and a second when he tried to make a left turn and ended up colliding with another vehicle.
But he says even though the snow is already melted, he has not experienced any serious injuries.
Anderson tells us he is also a bit worried about the snow, given that the snow has not been cleared from roads and trails and has only been applied in the last few days.
“I don’t think it’s going to be as dangerous, but you definitely have to be aware of it,” he says.
He adds that you can be thankful for the winter weather.
“If you’re lucky, you’ll get a bit of snow and you’ll be able to ride in the woods.
If not, it’ll just be more of a nightmare,” Anderson says.
The only way to get around Lakewood is by snowmobiles, and Anderson says that the first time you try to drive through the area, you might have to pull over.
“We’ll be putting out cones, but we’ve also had to cut down trees and it’s not ideal, but that’s the plan,” Anderson explains.
“You’ll be stuck in a snowstorm.
But with the weather clearing, Anderson says he hopes to see more people starting to get back out and snowshoeing again.”
The next few weeks will be a little challenging, as the snowmobiles are still being trained and tested to be able pull off their snowplough jobs.
But with the weather clearing, Anderson says he hopes to see more people starting to get back out and snowshoeing again.