Montague, N.Y. - Towns and villages in the Tug Hill area are used to getting big snow storms which is why one town official responded on Friday, while cleaning up from between 3 and 4 feet of snow, "This is really just a normal snowstorm."
Those words came from Montague Highway Superintendent Tony Young. Young says big snowfalls are a way of life up here, so when parts of Montague saw anywhere from 2 to 3 to even 4 feet of snow, people up here, besides him, thought it wasn't really a big deal.
Montague resident Bill Gould was one of those who were nonchalant, “When the snow comes it comes. All in all it’s a lot of fun up here. You've got to be prepared for the stuff up here, which we are.”
Montague resident Lorrie Robbins owns Entwined Treasures, a small business on Rt. 12 in Lowville. Lowville is about 20 minutes from Montague, but Robbins couldn't get to her shop the past two days, "I can tell you, I couldn’t get out.”
Robbins did manage to get out on Friday and was shoveling out her parking lot so she could reopen. She says a worker of hers told her how bad it was in Lowville on Thursday, "The snow was so bad you couldn't really see out for much of the day."
Young says the Montague Highway Department only has two plow drivers, but they handle the storms well, as do the other plow drivers in the area who help keep smiles on the faces of area residents all winter long.