Icy Roads And Fog Make For Dangerous Commute Across Tri-State Area
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Fog and ice made for a dangerous commute across the Tri-State area Wednesday.
During the morning commute, the visibility seemed to vanish just as temperatures dropped and turned road surfaces slick with black ice, CBS 2′s Lou Young reported.
In Ramapo, N.Y., one woman was killed and two others critically injured when a car lost control and T-boned a van just before 7:30 a.m. on Route 202.
In Yonkers, the Saw Mill River Parkway was shut down for hours at Tuckahoe Road after an accident on the Odell Avenue overpass sent large pieces of debris onto the parkway around 6:20 a.m.
In Paterson, N.J., a school bus carrying 30 DePaul Catholic High School students lost control on black ice and struck a light pole on Route 19 around 7:30 a.m. No injuries were reported.
Conditions started to improve around midday as temperatures rose, prompting the National Weather Service to cancel a dense fog advisory.
Visibility had dropped to a quarter mile or less in many parts of the region overnight and the foggy conditions had caused some delays at area airports.
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