Snow, Sleet, Wind Causing Hazardous Driving Conditions In NY


weatherSnow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds are creating treacherous driving conditions across upstate New York as eastern parts of the state receive their first severe weather of the winter season.

The National Weather Service says 1 to 4 inches has fallen from the Albany area northwest to the Mohawk Valley and north to the southern Adirondacks. The weather service has posted winter weather advisories for all of New York on Tuesday.

A mix of snow and sleet is causing slick driving conditions on Albany-area roads.

Forecasters say up to 4 to 8 inches of snow may fall in northern portions of central and northern New York.

Winds gusting to 45 mph in western New York are being blamed for knocking out power to about 5,000 utility customers, most of them in neighboring Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.