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Forecasters: Roads Will Refreeze As Temps Drop

NEW YORK (CBS New York/AP) — An ice storm Wednesday morning made getting around parts of the Tri-State area dangerous as roads and sidewalks became dangerously slippery.

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The latest winter storm is ending as rain in most places Wednesday after an extended period of sleet and freezing rain brought up to three quarters of an inch of ice on streets and sidewalks. Forecasters say rain will continue to freeze on surfaces north and west of the city.

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WCBS 880’s Pat Carroll and Michael Wallace with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

In midtown Manhattan, the freezing rain created a thin layer of crunchy surface on sidewalks and a slushy mess on the roadways. Thousands of power outages were reported Wednesday morning as ice built up on trees and wires. Travel conditions were extremely dangerous through morning, with untreated roadways becoming a sheet of ice.

The rest of Wednesday will see lingering clouds. A high of 40 is expected. Wet and slushy areas will refreeze overnight as temperatures are expected to hit a low of 24.

Thursday will be windy and colder with some sunshine.

Severe Weather Alerts:

Winter Storm Warning in CT – Hartford , Northern Litchfield , Southern Litchfield

Ice Storm Warning in CT – Northern Fairfield , Northern New Haven , Southern Fairfield , Southern New Haven

Coastal Flood Statement in NJ – Coastal Ocean , Eastern Monmouth , Middlesex , Ocean , Western Monmouth

Ice Storm Warning in NJ – Eastern Bergen , Eastern Passaic , Hunterdon , Mercer , Middlesex , Morris , Somerset , Sussex , Westerm Essex , Western Bergen , Western Passaic , Western Union

Winter Weather Advisory – Sullivan

Ice Storm Warning – Northern Westchester , Orange , Putnam , Rockland , Southern Westchester

Winter Storm Warning – Eastern Columbia , Eastern Dutchess , Eastern Ulster , Western Dutchess , Western Ulster

Winter Weather Advisory in PA – Pike

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  • 2DK

    Its winter in NY you ninnies!! If you don’t like it buy cheap real estate in Florida. Or how about a pair of good snow boots (not Uggs, you look like a moron) and a few extra layers. Now stop your whining, grab a shovel and plow the sidewalk yourself

  • Theresa

    I’m out in eastern Long Island, I live on a hill in the North Shore. I can’t even walk to my car because of the ice, yet my job expects me to come in with an average commute time of an hour normally. They can suck wind as I am staying home. raspberries to them!

  • Mr. Armenia

    Ana in a way I dont’t blame.

    Unfortunatey too many people play free lotto and sue and that hurts a serious lawsuit

  • Danielle

    Why is it that they are telling everyone to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary but yet they expect our children to either be bused or walk in this stuff to school? I live in Monmouth County and my kids walk to school, the sidewalks are not cleared and my kids would have to walk in the street to get there. Does board of ed really think that is safe?

  • Steven

    Any excuse for all the aspiring rappers not to go to school.

    • Steve

      And why do you think that asipring rappers somehow have a monopoly on wanting to cut class? Did YOU go to school when the weather was this bad?

  • ana

    Why do they say its dangrous out side but yet school is not cancled not even a delay. They donot clean the side walks at all in staten island. If I fall im going to sue.

    • 2DK

      Ana, I live in SI. Stay the hell off my sidewalk!!

  • lenny

    I 80 is ridiculous

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