State Police of Troop K (Eastern New York state counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester) late Wednes-day requested the public to be aware of the difficult conditions involving the Nor'Easter and advised everyone to avoid unnecessary travel in the area.
They reported motorists were having difficult time navigating the snow covered roads that have become slippery. Visibility was very limited because of the windswept snow.
All police agencies were stretched thin, with multiple issues involving many cars off roadways, motorists stranded, and tractor trailers unable to move.
All assets of departments of transportation and fire and police agencies were being employed. The added traffic exacerbated the conditions adding to the dangers for all motorists.
The public was asked to find a safe location and refrain from driving until roadway crews are able to manage the roadways. Crews were working to plow and sand the roadways.
The storm was expected to last until after midnight with 3-6 inches of snow and 30-40 mph wind gusts.
The roadways are expected to be better this morning.