Some people in Rochester have been waiting for the snow to get out and take advantage of their winter sports.
A group of snowmobilers were out along the canal Sunday afternoon, enjoying the snow that came down overnight Saturday.
Kayla Green spoke with some of the snowmobilers, who say they were out all day, trying to make up for the lost time from the mild winter we’ve seen so far.
One snowmobiler says it was easier to get into the gas station with his snowmobile today, than it was in his car. But, aside from the convenience factor, snowmobiling is something Chuck Waterman says he loves doing to spend time with his loved ones.
“Today’s a great day. Getting 20 inches of snow is always a good time,” he says. “It’s just a family thing we picked up two years ago and it’s something we can all do together.”
While snowmobiling is a fun winter sport, there are also a lot of safety precautions to keep in mind.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has had snowmobile patrols actively watching trails all day Sunday, to enforce the laws. They say one of the most important things to remember is to always snowmobile with someone else, and make sure people know where you are going.
Deputies also enforce that snowmobilers should always ride sober, and to be mindful of extremely cold temperatures and low visibility from blowing snow.
They also remind people to snowmobile only on permitted private property or designated trails.