New York Governor: Be cautious While Traveling in Winter Storm

New York Governor: Be cautious While Traveling in Winter Storm

Governor Cuomo Reminds New Yorkers to Use Extreme Caution While Traveling as Winter Storm Will Impact New York Through Friday Night

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded New Yorkers to be extremely cautious when traveling over the next 48 hours as a winter storm system is expected to create hazardous conditions on roadways.  Despite losing strength as it moved towards the northeast, the system is still forecast to bring up to 8 inches of snow in some locations throughout the Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City and Long Island regions by Friday.  New Yorkers should stay alert and limit travel in order for snow plow operators to safely clear snow and ice without worry of traffic congestion.

“New York’s emergency management officials have been tracking this current storm for several days now, and while it appears to have reduced in strength, it still has the potential to create hazardous travel conditions, especially downstate,” Governor Cuomo said.  “New York’s road crews are second to none and they will get the job done – they just need room to work.  So, as the snow continues to intensify, New Yorkers should do their best to avoid unnecessary travel, and if you must drive somewhere, please do so as safely as possible and be sure to give plows the space they need.”

Light snow has already begun in portions of the Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City and Long Island regions and will spread northward late afternoon into tonight, continuing to produce periods of snow into Friday. 

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