Drivers heed warnings from officials, stay home

By: Brandon Lewis Email
By: Brandon Lewis Email

Traffic thinned out after the evening commute as many drivers chose to go home and stay put.

"It's been brutal, I'm a truck driver and I go out in this stuff and I'm worn out. I'm tired. I've had enough, just way too much," said Max Mangold.

Many city officials have already declared snow emergencies and warned many secondary roads may not be plowed for a few days.

"I was driving down Quince Road and you can't even see like 10 feet in front of you and you don't even know where the roads are. There's tire marks all over the place. It's icy so it's hard to keep track of it all," said Kristine Kowalski.

Some drivers said they initially hoped the storm would not be as bad as predicted, but changed their minds once the snow started falling.

"I didn't think much after we just had, 20-some inches three weeks ago, but I think the wind is going to make it a lot worse," said Kevin Rafferty.

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