Snow Squalls and High Winds Expected to Create Dangerous Travel Conditions in Central NY

Submitted by Benjamin Townsend on Wed, 03/29/2023 - 08:20 PM

The National Weather Service Office in Binghamton has issued a special weather statement. A strong cold front is expected to hit the region from late afternoon into the evening hours, bringing heavy rain that will quickly turn into heavy snow as temperatures drop below freezing. The snow squalls and high winds are expected to create dangerous travel conditions, with near-zero visibility and a potential flash freeze on road surfaces. The heavy snow squall is expected to reach the Finger Lakes, central southern tier of NY, and the Syracuse, Utica, and Rome areas between 5 and 7 pm. The Twin Tiers of NY and PA to the western Catskills are expected to be affected between 7 and 9 pm, while the rest of northeast PA and Sullivan County NY will be affected around 9 to 10 pm. Motorists are advised to be prepared for brief whiteout conditions, which could lead to dangerous driving conditions, especially on interstates, the NY State Thruway, and northeast extension of the PA Turnpike. Icy conditions are also possible on any untreated roads. If you are traveling and encounter adverse winter driving conditions, reduce speed and make sure headlights are on. Stay safe and stay tuned to for updates on this developing weather situation.

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