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Snowbanks a serious safety threat on Massachusetts roads

Snowbanks cause car accidents. Need proof? Two people recently sustained injuries in a two-car accident in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Both injured people had to be taken to a hospital. Authorities blamed the crash on massive snowbanks which prevented both drivers from being able to see the other vehicle.

Such accidents have become far too common this winter. As heavy snow pummels New England week after week, huge snowbanks grow larger and larger. That means narrower streets and even less visibility. And when temperatures rise and fall below freezing, frozen snowbanks often turn into solid walls of ice. Melting snow can also create black ice on roads and lead to slip and fall accidents.