Storm creates messy road conditions across WC
Residents are dealing with the icy aftermath of a winter blast that hit Westchester and the Hudson Valley Wednesday that wreaked havoc on and off the roads.
An early morning ice-storm warning was put into effect for Orange, Rockland, Northern Westchester and Putnam counties, while Southern Westchester County was under a freezing rain advisory.
In Yorktown, Highway Superintendent Eric DiBartolo warned residents that while the main roads may appear clear, there's still the threat of black ice.
"Fourteen years doing this and it's one of the worst storms," he says. "It's been very slippery and still is. Sidewalks are real bad."
Westchester police say the rough weather may have played a part in a crash near Exit 20 on the Saw Mill Parkway in which injuries were suffered. The accident is under investigation.
"Everyone's taking their time," says Joanna Jimenez, of Yorktown Heights. "The main roads are clear, but side roads are bad. That's where you have to be careful."
The weather conditions forced dozens of schools in the region to have delayed openings Wednesday.
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