Slick roads and cold rain lead to dozens of traffic accidents
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:02:17 GMT —
Be careful out there.
There have been numerous traffic accidents across Central New York, specifically in Onondaga County, Wednesday morning as a thin layer of ice coated cars, roads, and driveways overnight. Onondaga County 911 has reported dozens of crashes of all varieties, including car vs. car, car vs. pole, car vs. bus, even car vs. building. The majority have minor incidents.
CNY Central Meteorologist Peter Hall says "I'm receiving many accident reports due to icy conditions. Despite temperatures now between 33 and 38, a very thin layer of ice remains on some roads across CNY from overnight freezing fog and moisture. In addition, some rain and snow continues over our area."
Hall's forecast calls for â??A combination of freezing fog, leftover moisture from last night, and an extremely shallow sub-freezing layer of air on the ground has caused precipitation falling across CNY to either be in the form of freezing rain or some snow in our area. This has caused numerous accidents across a good chunk of CNY. Please drive carefully this morning. During this afternoon skies should be mostly cloudy and roads should improve. Wind: SE to SW to W 5-15 MPH. Wind chills 24 to 32.â??
Hall predicts a high of 40 today, with a low of 24. The temperature hovered in the low-to-mid 30s during the morning commute.