UPDATE: Frustrations Mount as Snow Mounds Pile Up

Winter storm remnants causing hazards for motorists and pedestrians.

Winter storms that have buried the region have now left high mounds of snow as the latest obstacle for central and southern New Jersey residents.

It's a "scary" situation for many motorists and pedestrians, and a few more inches of snow are expected this week.

The high mounds have created hazards for drivers pulling onto highways, while shoppers have trouble navigating parking lots and some pedestrians have been forced to walk in the street.

"This is scary," one motorist told NorthJersey.com. "The snow is piled so high, you have to pull practically into the highway to see the cars coming. It’s ridiculous."

Many central and southern New Jersey counties and municipalities have attempted to remove the mounds with front loaders piling the snow into dump trucks to be transported to open space areas. However, there is so much snow and not enough time to get rid of it all, according to NorthJersey.com.

Those mounds could get a bit higher this week with as much as 3 inches of snow possible Monday into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. At the Jersey Shore and in South Jersey, the snowfall is expected to be 1 or 2 inches.

"You’ve got to be really careful because the mounds are so high, especially coming out of a side street," a motorist told CBS New York. "Yeah, it’s an accident waiting to happen."

How have the mounds of snow impacted you? Tell us in the comments. (Note: This post is shared across Patch sites in central and southern New Jersey).
Nora Rose February 17, 2014 at 02:35 PM
Quit your complaining, it's not like we live up in New England. Sheesh.
John Cobb February 17, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Yeah, quit complaining, the snow removal crews are doing the best they can. Slow down and use some common sense.
Paulus Chuikov February 17, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Stop the whining, we live in the northeast people. This is not Atlanta, deal with it already. You sheep are just mad because you've bought into the Al Gore global warming nonsense. Most of you are just complaining because your stuck in the house with cabin fever and finally realize that you can't stand your husband/wife and kids!
Deep Throat February 17, 2014 at 03:33 PM
I suggest for all the whiners that you tell the plow operators to just leave it in the road to make you happy. If it bothers you move to Key West or just don't drive which in this case you probably shouldn't.
Robert Blake February 17, 2014 at 05:00 PM
anyone know where to buy ice melt in the union county area?
Deep Throat February 17, 2014 at 05:18 PM
Yeah follow the trucks, when they stop at a light and when it all falls out, get your bucket and shovel and go to work.
JerseyVet February 17, 2014 at 06:06 PM
We are spoiled. How did they recover from the 1978 Blizzard? I am spoiled from all the good work of snow removal the town has done. Thank You.
Pat February 17, 2014 at 06:13 PM
No complaints about snow removal from me. They're doing a great job! I am saving my complaints for Mother Nature. Unfortunately, we get winters like this. Not every winter, but sometimes. It makes us appreciate summer that much more. So looking forward to Memorial Day!
alys tyler February 17, 2014 at 06:28 PM
I wish people would move their cars off the roads and into their driveways for the plow operators to do their jobs safely. I will never understand how people can abandon their driveways and park on the streets making passage dangerous for all.
Giiiannnnaaa February 17, 2014 at 06:41 PM
It's snow. It melts. This is what happens in the winter because it is cold. Don't like it? Move somewhere else. Stop being wussies
Mike February 17, 2014 at 07:01 PM
I really, really hope the people who have neglected the roads have thousands in car repairs due to the unprecedented potholes.
Chief Wahoo February 17, 2014 at 07:51 PM
Bet you all feel like big fools paying the highest property taxes in the country. Awful winters. Floods. Corrupt public takers. High unemployment. Even high foreclosures. Even the sheep know its beyond Baaaaaaaaaad !!!
bob February 17, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Don't mind the high taxes, because my high salary that i wouldn't make anywhere else in the country, more then covers it. I'd much rather be in the northeast, then down south on the plantation with Honey Boo Boo.
Simon February 17, 2014 at 08:09 PM
Now if only you "kind and considerate" folks in Princeton would occasionally yield to oncoming traffic instead of plowing through without any consideration on the one-lane streets that would be exceptional for you. Better yet, why don't you go back to New Yawk where you belong.
Simon February 17, 2014 at 08:11 PM
@bob: Shut up and fork it ALL over to your corrupt politicians on all levels--municipal, school board, county, and state. Just fork it over now.
bob February 17, 2014 at 08:17 PM
No matter where you live, there is going to be corruption. Deal with it, you'll live longer.
letsgetreal February 17, 2014 at 08:33 PM
SNOW SNOW SNOW....its part of life...get over it...god....bitch about something your can actually control!! LOL
manalapan resident February 17, 2014 at 08:35 PM
there are less mounds of snow on Pension because of the recent enforcement of "no parking when road is snow covered" kudos for finally enforcing this. people who park where their car is certain to get plowed in then dig out and throw it back into the street with mentality of "i have no place to park and no other place to put the snow. Maybe after paying to get your car released from impound you will think differently. Like where are the utility trucks going to park when wires go down ?
Simon February 17, 2014 at 08:46 PM
@bob: No one in the entire country pays these outrageous property taxes, certainly not for the very poor services and antiquated, inadequate infrastructure in return, snow or no snow. After all of these years, I really don't care what you Democrat idiots think anymore. I'm headed south to Honey Boo Boo where I will certainly live longer and keep much more of my dough for myself instead of contributing it to the undeserving.
owen February 17, 2014 at 09:00 PM
Anybody over 65 remembers the childhood piles of snow that where at least one story high in the 1950's. Or maybe they were about as high as they are now; it's just that I was 3 feet tall.
owen February 17, 2014 at 09:03 PM
I am truly amazed that ANY real scientist would accept the "settled" term being applied to global warming by the likes of Al Gore. I am still waiting for the snowy season or the hurricane season that is beyond the extremes of the past. Temperature you say? Are the readings controlled according to increased urbanized heat island effect or the height of the measuring device above the ground? But, oh yeah, the "science is settled." Just like it was in 1491.
Bill Erikson February 17, 2014 at 09:31 PM
The bigger issue would be why is there never enough bread and milk.
Av February 17, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Plowing in tr is piss poor, overtime milkers
Project Bluebeam February 17, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Who are the little schmucks in pickup trucks who fly by at 60mph? These sob's don't deserve a dime. They take out mailboxes and do a piss poor job at plowing.
Aberdeen Homeowner February 18, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Drivers - have patience. The slow driver in front of you may have just gotten their license. There are so many new drivers, always ! Please be courteous to other drivers ! Concerned Mom
vic February 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM
snow? what snow? here in ocean city, the most snow we got so far this year is 4 inches. so far, that's the only time I had to plow any snow. the last time we got snow that layed on the ground was about a month ago. it's been a wonderful winter. sucks not to live in cape may county.
Michael Cherson February 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM
The very high mounds of snow at intersections are very dangerous, some are so high that drivers can not see if it is safe to proceed. Yes, we have had a number of snow storms in a short time for this area, but the piling of snow up at intersections is not a good idea. They must be removed!
Ed Minall February 18, 2014 at 01:27 PM
The snow piles are obstructing what is called the “sight triangle” at intersections. The snow piles aren’t to be higher than 2.5 Feet. This is a dangerous scenario at all intersections, but especially ones without traffic signals. Don’t forget it’s winter (Not August) and proceed with caution.
Michael Cherson February 18, 2014 at 06:09 PM
Well someone needs to tell South Brunswick Township that the snow piles are not to be higher than 2 1/2 feet, because they are between 3 and 4 1/2 feet in my area. Completely obstructing any view.
Perc February 18, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Two words for the Clark DPW: 1. You 2. suck.


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