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Overwhelming Snowfall Leaves Bus Stops Covered

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Snow crews have been working around the clock to clear the roads.

But with so much snow it's hard to find places to put it.

We've seen massive snow banks at bus stops and people standing on top of them.

Snow piles are especially problematic for Katia French, a CATA bus rider.

"I take care of my mother in law who's in a wheelchair so we have to wait in people's driveways or store driveways," said French.

CATA has received calls from disabled people and seniors, and responds immediately to problem areas with their own clean-up crew. They have responded to about a dozen calls this winter.

If a bus stop is filled with snow, riders are told to get to the nearest cleared sidewalk and flag a driver down. Bus drivers have been instructed to look for people that are flagging them down and stop and pick them up.

Since there's not much they can do, city officials depend on CATA's winter protocol.

"We're responsible for keeping the roads clear for the automobiles and for the buses to use. So that's our primary mission," said Paul Dykema, City of Lansing.

Dykema says the snow has to go somewhere, and everyone just needs to work together to stay safe.

By Sari Soffer, 6 News Intern.

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