Piles of problems caused by leftover snow

Snow piles.  (WDTN Photo)
Snow piles. (WDTN Photo)

MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – They are monuments to the severe winter we’ve had, giant piles of snow that you can find all across the Miami Valley.

They are no longer something to see, but something you can’t see around and it’s causing problems for vehicles pulling out of parking lots.

“The whole thing is about safety for anyone traveling through there,” says Bladecutter’s John Scott.

We found a number of spots around the area like some off Dryden Road in Moraine and others off State Route 48 in Centerville where the piles’ positioning makes it difficult to see when you’re pulling out.

We asked Scott about how contractors can keep the piles from blocking views.

“Whoever the contractor is, after they’re done, they should come back in with some front end loader to clear it away,” Scott says.

Scott showed us the parking lot they did at the Kroger on Needmore Road where they made sure not to pile the snow in spots that would make it hard for drivers to see around.

“If you think ahead, you can come up with a game plan so you don’t block intersections,” Scott says.

Scott says you can only push the snow so many places in some small parking lots.  That’s why contractors have to make the extra effort to eliminate piles in the way.

“The key thing is to make sure you have plenty of time to clean up the snow with some type of front end loader,” Scott says.

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