Southern Tier Braces For Spring Snow Storm
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- LAKEWOOD, N.Y. - Lakewood resident Greg Kanouff, known as "the mowing man" spent part of the day Sunday working outside in his yard.
Yet he may have to swap the trimmer for a snow shovel, and the lawn mower for a snow blower, as a major Spring snow storm is expected.
"It's Chautauqua County, it happens, our weather is like that. One day it's 80, the next day it's 30. You know one afternoon it's sunny, and then the next day we get a massive rain storm," said Greg Kanouff, Lakewood Resident.
Kanouff also works for the Village of Lakewood Highway Department, and helped drag out some of the equipment Sunday and hook up the plows.
"We're just getting a couple guys together to get ready for, just in case we get the amount of snow that they're calling, hopefully we won't need the equipment, but it's better to be ready to go," said Tom Pilling, Village Highway Superintendent.
As crews in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties prepare for the storm, local law enforcement issuing a warning of its own, cautioning motorists to use common sense and to be extra careful.
"If you've had your winter tires taken off already because of the good weather, we just suggest you keep in mind your summer tires or your all seasons aren't going to give you the same amount of traction that you had previously during the winter times. If you do have to travel, remember to give yourself some extra time to get to where you're going," said Sgt Jason Dry, Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office.
"But just be careful because if we do get it, there's going to be plow people out there that have to work, pedestrian traffic, lots of people out on the roads this time of year," said Kanouff.