BRIDGEPORT - Giant mounds of snow have accumulated across southwestern Connecticut, leaving many residents and city workers struggling to find places to put it all.

Snowplows have been out clearing roads since yesterday, however snow-removal crews say now the mounds are so high that they are blocking everything else but the roads.

Snow mounds are covering up fire hydrants, mailboxes and sidewalks, leaving many residents with no choice but to walk in the street.

The Office of Emergency Management says it has remote cameras across the city to see where mounds are piling up and the Department of Public Works says it will be using city-owned spaces, such as parking lots and open grass areas, to dump the snow temporarily.

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