What to do about a pedestrian crosswalk covered with snow on a busy street?
Question Details: There's a very busy main road where I live. We just got a bunch of snow that is covering the roads. There are quite a few lighted intersections but there are also painted crosswalks without lights in areas where there's quite a few intersections between lights. At the intersection I'm concerned about, the only indication it is a crosswalk is the painted lines on the road. I cross the street at that spot once a week. I always make sure the cars are far enough away that they can safely slow down in all lanes before crossing. However, today, when I started crossing, one car would not slow down and nearly hit me. I can only assume that he couldn't tell there were painted lines on the road, indicating a crosswalk because of all the snow we just got. I just want to know for future reference, is it illegal for me to cross there when it's not clearly marked to drivers?
Whether or not the markings on the crosswalk is visible at the time, it is still a marked or designated crosswalk. Weather or lighting conditions do not change the location or status of the crosswalk. So as long as you are crossing where you know a crosswalk is, you are not jaywalking or doing anything else illegal. Just be careful.