Today's snow/icy weather conditions have made roads slippery. We've had our highway trucks out since the AM - clearing and salting the roads. As soon as we hear from the police the crews start working. However, because the temperature has been under or close to 32 degrees (freezing), the roads have been slick and slippery. I spoke with the Greenburgh police a little while ago. And, also just got off the phone with Rich Fon, deputy commissioner of public works who has been driving around checking on road conditions.They recommend that motorists avoid all unnecessary travel.
There have been some accidents on the Sprain Parkway and 287. The state police recommend that you...
- Slow down. Always allow extra time for your commute.
- Before driving your vehicle, clean snow, ice or dirt from the windows, headlights, and tail lights.
- Leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- Make sure your car is stocked with survival gear like blankets, shovel, flashlight with batteries, extra warm clothing, snacks, jumper cables, and tire chains if you have them. An extra bottle of washer fluid should also be available.
- Keep your gas tank as full as possible in the event that you are stranded or stuck in traffic.
- Plan ahead by checking your tires for quality tread and proper inflation. Additionally, replace worn windshield wiper blades.
- Keep your cell phone battery charged and keep it with you whenever traveling. If you should become stranded, you will be able to call for help, advising rescuers of your location.
- Make sure someone knows your travel plans and routes.
For road conditions, traffic, travel and transit info, visit 511ny.orgor call 511.