Winter Storm brings ice storm to NY

Winter Storm Warnings are posted for several suburbs north of New York City as a storm hits the region.

Warnings are posted until Friday at 7 p.m. for Dutchess County, Ulster County, and Sullivan County in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Most of the rest of the NYC metro area is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 10 a.m. Friday morning. New York City could see possible ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch. These conditions may cause significant travel difficulties.

The Friday morning commute may be impacted by dangerous travel conditions, especially if there is an extended period of ice accumulation.

The New York City Emergency Management Department issued a travel advisory for Thursday night and Friday morning, saying that the storm could create icy road conditions for the morning commute. 

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“DOT crews will be working around the clock to ensure our roads, bridges, and step streets are pre-treated over the next day, ahead of the rapidly changing weather. We advise motorists to be cautious of the potentially hazardous road conditions and avoid driving if possible,” said NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez. “We’ll be working closely with our sister agencies at NYC Department of Sanitation and NYC Emergency Management to help keep New Yorkers safe.”

Ice hangs from a tree in Westfield, NJ. (Luke Funk/FOX5NY)

Ice hangs from a tree in Westfield, NJ. (Luke Funk/FOX5NY)

“I have directed state agencies to prepare and deploy emergency response assets to areas where the greatest impacts from this storm are expected,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said in a statement. “I strongly urge New Yorkers to avoid driving, if possible, during Friday morning’s commute and pay attention to your local weather forecast for impacts throughout the day.”

In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy has urged people to work from home Friday if possible.

Parts of the Hudson Valley could see anywhere several of snow, while upper areas of New England could see even more snow from the storm.

According to FOX Weather

• Significant snow is expected over Southern New England, stretching from upstate New York to Massachusetts
• Portions of New York and Massachusetts will see more than a foot of snow through Friday evening
• Cities like Albany, NY, Hartford, CT, and Boston will see major travel trouble as the storm blasts the area

NY Snow Storm Timeline

Snow mixes with sleet early Friday morning and gradually transition to a mixture of sleet, freezing rain, and then just rain.  A change to rain is likely near coastal areas in the first half of Friday morning with a wintry mix including freezing rain inland.  Precipitation ends by Friday evening.

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