Tri-State Area Hit With First Blast Of Winter Weather


winter weatherThe first winter weather blast of the season has left ice and hazardous road conditions for many Tuesday morning around the Tri-State area.

A winter weather advisory was in effect until 11 a.m. for most of the lower Hudson Valley, western Passaic County in New Jersey and parts of southern Connecticut.

Freezing rain will continue before changing to plain rain later.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement urging commuters to take extra time on the roads Tuesday morning.

“Icy and slippery conditions during peak morning travel will make driving extremely dangerous,” he said. “I am reminding commuters to take the extra time to get to your destination and to remain mindful of the conditions on the road.”

Some accumulation could be seen on the ground at the Golden’s Bridge Metro-North train station in Westchester County, where workers were shoveling some of the icy mix, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.

Metro-North is urging customers to use caution when entering and exiting trains and when on platforms and staircases.

In New York City, it has been more wet than white, but a snow alert remains in effect citywide.

The Department of Sanitation has been gearing up with tons of salt at the ready, CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported.

Preparations also include attaching plows and other measures if needed.

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