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Avon Town Officials Caution Drivers to 'Pay Attention at Intersections'

Tall snow banks are still blocking views of oncoming vehicles. Public Works crews are out pushing back the snowbanks.

Town officials caution motorists to drive carefully and to be alert when approaching intersections or pulling out of driveways.

“The sight line is becoming more and more of a priority to us today,” Avon Public Works Highway Foreman Paul Welsh said. “I can’t stress enough how important it is to pay attention at intersections.”

Crews were out until dark Monday night and came in at 5 a.m. to salt roads that needed it. Icy conditions in the morning delayed Avon schools by 90 minutes and roads remained wet later in the day.

The majority of roads are passable by two vehicles, according to Welsh.

“There may be a few isolated roads here and there we’re still working on,” Welsh said.

Two of those roads are Indian Pipe Trail and Hurdle Fence, he said. Crews were out late Tuesday morning working to widen those roads, Welsh said. Coldspring and Avonridge roads also fell into this category, he said.

Town officials do not report any significant storm damage, though there was some water damage at the Avon Free Public Library.

Are there any problem areas in your neighborhoods? Where are the tallest snow banks? What intersections are the most difficult to see at? Tell us in the comments!

Ali C February 14, 2013 at 04:11 AM
As always, PLEASE be careful on Lovely St, especially around Roaring Brook Elementary and the busy Country Club intersection. Seriously folks, when drivers come around that corner at Old Wheeler Rd at speeds of at least 40 miles an hour, I feel like I'm taking my life into my own hands trying to decide if it's safe to turn from Blueberry onto Lovely. With the snow banks it's even more treacherous.
POODETWA February 15, 2013 at 12:16 AM
i'm laughing so hard --- a soccer ma nearly drove into a snowbank this evening she was on her cell phone and i screamed get off the blanking phone.

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