Chili, N.Y. – With high winds and strong gusts, snow has been drifting in the area of route 390 and the Greater Rochester Airport throughout the day Friday.
A fuel truck crashed into a county vehicle around 2:30 p.m. Friday on the snow covered access road in the tunnel. High winds may have caused poor visibility resulting in the crash; one person had minor injuries, according to officials.
It’s been almost five years since the 36 car pile up along Route 390 that killed one person. The DOT responded by putting up a snow fence, hoping to limit whiteout conditions.
Some drivers say they notice a difference.
“We feel there's been some benefit of course,” said Lori Maher, with the Department of Transportation, “we'll see some snow gathering on the side of the fence so we do think its helping and it's worth while to continue to install it.”
“Having traveled on it several times it does help with the snow,” said Megan Rozzi, who drives frequently on that stretch of route 390. “The gate kind of blocks and shields the snow to an extent. I have noticed change, and I think so far it's been doing pretty good.”
The snow fence was put up in November - and stays up through the winter months.