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State Police are reminding motorists to use extreme caution if they must travel during the winter storm expected to hit the Hudson Valley. 

State Police from Troop K, which covers Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties, are reminding motorist to use extreme caution if they must travel during the potential winter storm that is expected to hit our area late Wednesday evening into Thursday.

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The latest forecasts show the potential for over an inch of snow an hour during the morning commute. This weather event will make roadways slick, snow covered, and unpredictable.

Motorist are encouraged to avoid all unnecessary travel.

If you must travel, New York State Police advise the following:

  • Always allow extra time for your commute
  • Clean snow, ice or dirt from the windows, headlights, and tail lights before driving
  • 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
  • Keep your cell phone battery charged and keep it with you whenever travelingn
  • Make sure someone knows your travel plans and routes

For road conditions, traffic, and travel information call 511 or use 511.ny.org


 

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