HV Highway Dept. warning of wet-leaf driving dangers

One Hudson Valley highway official is warning motorists of what he sees as one of the most dangerous hazards on the road, and one that, he says, most people don't even think about.

Orangetown Highway Department Superintendent Jim Dean says that they have installed new signs throughout the area, warning motorists of the dangers posed by piles of wet leaves.

"We prefer to have them off the pavement so that we don't create flooding issues," Dean says.

Drivers are being asked to slow down while crews begin the town's leaf pickup program on local streets. Anyone with piles of leaves on the lawn or by the curb are being asked to make sure that the leaves don't get blown into the street.

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