LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The worst of the snow has passed and Livingston County is breathing a sigh of relief. Snowplows are still clearing roads and Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty’s travel advisory is still in effect, but the snowfall has finally tapered off.
According to our news partner 13WHAM, the snow fell so fast during the daylight hours on Tuesday that it was hard for plows to keep up. Dougherty said that the worst places for car accidents were hills.
“Our main areas have been the hills,” Dougherty told 13WHAM. “A car gets stuck due to not having good snow tires, lack of four wheel drive, or driver inability. Everything comes to a standstill and you can’t get going again.”
Dougherty said that one of the trouble spots was Greigsville Hill near York. There was also a minor accident on Route 20A in Livonia.
A driver went to the hospital from Rtes. 5 and 20 in East Avon after rear-ending a snowplow.
Though travel was dangerous, students at SUNY Geneseo and local gradeschools frolicked outside during their snow day.
Some SUNY Geneseo skidded along on makeshift sleds to use in the village. One slid on a cardboard box. Others rode down hills on plastic storage container tops. Several students climbed to the top of the ‘snow mountain range’ in the middle of Main Street for selfies. Student Jessica Beneway took a hike along the snow mountain on snowshoes.
13WHAM reported that Geneseo teens Noah Crane and Kate Thomas saw the snow in the morning and decided to help out an elderly neighbor. They were clearing snow from the steps and sidewalk in front of Jim McNally’s home.
“There was a lot of snow today and someone’s gotta shovel it,” said Crane, 16.
“I texted Noah and said we should probably do Jim’s driveway today because it’s not looking so good,” added Thomas.