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Wintry mix leaves morning mess on roads

January 17, 2012 9:16:55 AM PST
Winter is back and nasty as ever, and it created dangerous driving conditions across the Tri-State Area Tuesday.

The morning rush was more of a crawl in many areas thanks to a messy mix of sleet and rain.

Three vehicles spun out on West 228th Street and Terrace View Avenue just after midnight in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.

And in Connecticut, a tractor trailer overturned early Tuesday morning on I-95 in New Haven.

The highway was closed for hours before the truck was uprighted.

The mix of snow, rain and sleet stopped falling in Harriman, Orange County, around 5 a.m., leaving behind a coat of ice pellets on the grass and sidewalks.

In Westchester, there were several accidents on I-684 northbound near Armonk. Many drivers were caught completely off guard when it started snowing around 9 p.m. One driver completely flipped his or her vehicle, and tow trucks were busy throughout the night. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

Accidents were also reported in Goshen and Sloatsburg.

In Connecticut, some light snowfall made roads pretty slick. Then, the rain came. The roads remain wet, and traffic was moving. But there were definitely snow covered lawns and vehicles, with some secondary roads seeing minor accumulation.

Roads and streets in New Jersey were not spared, especially in high-elevation areas.

It's a wet commute for most New Jerseyans, but in particular, ice is slowing the drive north of Interstate 78.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, western Passaic and western Bergen counties.

A very light accumulation of ice is possible, and Transportation Department trucks were spreading ice melt on the major highways.

Thankfully, temperatures are well above freezing across most of the state.

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