Ice Storm Warnings In Effect Across Tri-State Area


snowstormAn ice storm this morning is making getting around parts of the Tri-State area dangerous as roads and sidewalks dangerously slippery.

The National Weather Service says the latest winter storm should end as rain in most places later Wednesday morning, but not before an extended period of sleet or freezing rain. Icing will continue for a longer period of time north and west of the city.
Up to three quarters of an inch of ice is expected by midmorning.

An ice storm warning is in effect until 9 a.m. for the city, Long Island, Hudson, Eastern Union and Eastern Essex counties. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. elsewhere in New Jersey as well as Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties.

In midtown Manhattan, the freezing rain is creating a thin layer of crunchy surface on sidewalks and a slushy mess on the roadways.
Forecasters warned that power outages are possible Wednesday morning as ice builds up on trees and wires. Travel conditions will be extremely dangerous through this morning, with untreated roadways becoming a sheet of ice.