NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow moved into the area late Monday, making for a messy evening commute.
As CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn reported, the precipitation did not amount to a major storm. But roadway conditions were still a cause for concern.
The temperature was 29 degrees in Central Park, with conditions teetering around the freezing mark. Snow was expected to fall primarily north of New York City, with a coating to an inch of accumulation at best.
Some snow accumulation may occur in the city too, but a glaze of ice expected in the city and to the south and west through New Jersey is of the greatest concern, Quinn reported.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which took effect at 1 p.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. All five boroughs of the city are affected, along with all of Long Island, several north suburban counties, points south and west in New Jersey, and southern Connecticut.
CBS2’s Reena Roy hit the road in Linden, New Jersey Monday afternoon as freezing rain fell. Drivers were being cautious, as the wintry mix was hard to see as it glazed over.
Even 0.1 inch of frozen precipitation on the ground is dangerous.
Some drivers made sure to get home early Monday night to avoid any possible messes. New Jersey state offices were closed at 3 p.m. in anticipation of the hazardous conditions.
‘The only thing I can say is when it gets dark, you can’t see black ice, so you always have to be cautious,” one driver said.
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Meanwhile Monday, the Atlantic City school district remained closed while the region dug out from last week’s snowstorm.
Seastreak said the worst ice condition in its history has forced it to cancel service and it is preventing NY Waterway from operating boats to and from its Belford location in Middletown.
In the city, NYC Ferry is operating on a weekend schedule with the Rockaway route still suspended due to ice.
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