The weight of snow and ice stacked on roofs has caused concerns, and even evacuations, around Connecticut.
“You can spin out in a heartbeat. You know, you never know with black ice, so I’m concerned about accidents happening,” said Matt Faivre of Tenafly.
“This has been quite the experience,” Gov. Dan Malloy said in a radio interview Wednesday.
The victim was found behind a kosher food market in North Lawrence by municipal workers who stopped to turn around their salting truck.
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.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said dangerous conditions will be present through Wednesday evening’s rush hour.
Many area residents took extra precautions Tuesday night and stayed off the roads, but those who did venture out saw a glimpse of what’s expected to come in time for the Wednesday morning commute.
The storm that came in overnight was enough to hide the patches of black ice and make getting around a challenge to say the least.
To try and stay ahead of what will no doubt be a nasty winter mix, state officials were activating the emergency operations center to coordinate the snow response.
Spokesmen with ConEd, PSE&G and LIPA said they’re monitoring the storm and will beef up staffing as needed. Tree contact with power lines is the number one cause of power interruptions.
Imagine driving and suddenly you’re bombarded by flying ice and shards of glass. That’s what happened to one driver because someone in front of her didn’t remove snow and ice from his truck.
On Friday, the second winter storm to blow into the City in a week turned some streets into skating rinks and avenues into rivers of slush.
When it’s winter, you had better take care on the roads!
Sheets of ice covered so many roads up in Nanuet that even professional plow operators were having trouble driving around.
Getting around New York City after Tuesday morning’s sleet storm can be a full physical workout.