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More Snow on the Way, More Potential Blind Spots

Updated: January 16, 2020 10:33 PM

Towering snowbanks lining our roads is something Northland drivers deal with just about every winter. We had heavy accumulation earlier than usual this year, and with more snow in store for us Friday, those blind spots may be growing yet.

We're all familiar with certain intersections where several feet of snow make it difficult to see oncoming traffic before you make the turn. Not only is this obstructed view a nuisance, it's a safety concern for both drivers and pedestrians.

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This means it's even more important that drivers make complete stops at stop signs and even yield signs. When entering an intersection from a blind spot, proceed slowly.

White vehicles may blend in with the stacked snow, so headlights should be used to make white vehicles stand out.

Duluth resident Suzanne Anderson said that overall, she's seen people handle the high snowbanks with caution. She hopes that drivers take extra caution this weekend as snow piles continue piling up.

"I've seen people slowing down, edging out very carefully before they make a turn, so I think we learn how to drive up here in Duluth," Anderson said.

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