OLEAN, NY -- People in the Greater Olean area braved the elements this week and ventured outside to shovel sidewalks, driveways and porches while nearly a foot of snow fell, wind chill temperatures dropped below zero, and visibility at times was less than a mile. Temperatures may dip into the single digits this weekend. Light snow is expected to continue, but visibility has improved greatly. 

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By 5 p.m. Thursday, Olean roads were much clearer than earlier in the day, but wind and snow continued to stir around the roundabout on North Union and Wayne streets.

Kya Maine, 6, didn't lose any time to play in the snow. Even with freezing weather and mounds of snow, she jumped right in and got a face full of snow at Boardman Park on North Union Street in Olean.

The Route 16 bridge between Olean and Hinsdale was covered with snow and ice Thursday afternoon. Temperatures are below freezing; the Allegheny River has not frozen over.