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Lake effect snow pummels Lake Ontario shoreline before heading south

Lake effect snow wreaked havoc on area roadways Saturday evening, especially in areas closer to Lake Ontario.

Rochester, N.Y. (13WHAM) - Lake effect snow wreaked havoc on area roadways Saturday evening, especially in areas closer to Lake Ontario.

The Lake Ontario State Parkway was among the harder hit areas, as several inches of snow piled on roads fast before plows were able to clear the snow.

In towns, like Greece, the snow fell fast and surprised motorists.

"It's coming down real good, just a lot of poor visibility, you got to be much slower, just don't be in a hurry," said resident Dave Sigoun.

Whiteout conditions at times happened along main roads and side streets as the snow moved south from the lake.

"All the sudden out of nowhere, it just hit and I couldn't see anything driving," said Perri's Pizza delivery driver Jacob Bodamer. "Cars are going 10-15 mph in some spots."

It made the night tougher for others looking to make money as the snow fell.

"When I do see, I don't see far in front of me," said snowplow driver Bobby Follett. "A lot of white stuff, can't really see the stoplights or anything like that when you're driving down the roads, it's hard to see people, it's hard to see brake lights."

Follett said he, like municipal snowplows, were trying to get ahead of the snow, but couldn't at times.

"We're waiting until most of it gets done, and doing what we can afterwards."

As for delivery drivers like Bodamer, he just hoped conditions improved as he prepared to head out for more deliveries.

"I'm hoping the roads get a little better out here, I do expect a lot more people to be delivering because no one wants to be out in this weather." said Bodamer.

Cold temperatures will replace snow as being the main concern over the next few days.

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