Freezing temps cause outages, risky commute in WC
Westchester was turned into a mushy mess Wednesday due to a mix of snow, freezing drizzle and rain.
The winter blast caused widespread power outages in northern Westchester as the rain turned icy and brought down utility lines.
New York State Electric and Gas Corporation officials say 3,000 of their customers were left without power when the weight of snow and ice on branches at Alice and Daniel roads in North Salem fell on utility wires, causing them to burn.
Residents in North Salem say NYSEG power crews worked quickly to resolve the outage. Customers in Croton Falls say they were also without power during some parts of the day.
The weather also posed hazards on the road.
The driver of an SUV in Greenburgh lost control of the vehicle early Wednesday and rolled over down an embankment on the Saw Mill River Parkway, injuring three people.
Police officials say trees on the hillside caught the SUV and prevented it from rolling down any farther. The northbound Saw Mill was closed by county police while a crane was brought in to bring the vehicle back up to the road.
Police say the three injured passengers were taken to Westchester Medical Center. They say the injuries do not appear serious.
Snowfall accumulations ultimately reached 2 to 5 inches across most of the region. Trucks were out salting and sanding the roads early, but the continuous snowfall made it hard to keep up.
To see footage from the scene of the weather-related crash on Saw Mill River Parkway, go to channel 612 on your iO Extra digital cable box and select iO Extra.
Watch: SUV crashes on Saw Mill River Parkway Drivers battle weather in Yorktown
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