NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Wintry weather making its way through the Tri-State area is causing some slippery road conditions Wednesday.
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Most of the region will see snow, rain or a mix of both on Wednesday. Accumulations of a trace to an inch are expected in the city with 2 to 4 inches possible in parts of New Jersey and the Hudson Valley with 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible north and west of I-287.
Crews were out early plowing, salting and sanding.
“It’s not that bad, not that deep. It’s wet, though, it’s heavy,” plow driver Casey Norman told CBS2’s Janelle Burrell.
“As soon as we left the shop, there were cars spinning all over the road,” said Bart Lavar with the Tuxedo Highway Department.
The conditions continued later into the day with drivers having to take their time navigating the roads.
“It’s pretty slick,”said Tuxedo resident Rich Donnelly. “It must have been some freezing overnight and fresh snow on top of it makes it looks safer than it is and the tires picked up on the ice, so you’re sliding around the turns just gotta go careful.”
“Very slippery,” said Monroe resident Paul Mazzola.
Meanwhile, police responded to at least three crashes on the Mario Cuomo Bridge Wednesday morning.
One of them was a 10 car pile-up on the Westchester-bound side. It backed up traffic for miles in the middle of the morning rush. No major injuries were reported.
While dealing with the snow was annoying for some, Michael Coviello was out jogging as the wet flakes were falling along Route 17 in Tuxedo.
“Peaceful and quiet and clean,” he said. “I love his weather.”
In South Brunswick, New Jersey, police said a car struck a Department of Public Works sand truck Wednesday morning, causing it to overturn. On Twitter, they urged drivers to “use extra caution this morning.”
In Mahwah, the major highways were wet early Wednesday morning but not icy, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reported.
As a result of the weather, NJ TRANSIT is cross-honoring bus and rail tickets on Port Jervis Line trains to and from Harriman, Tuxedo and Sloatsburg and Shortline will also cross-honor in Orange County.
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