Snowstorm makes a mess of Schenectady roads
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SCHENECTADY – The nor’easter hit the Schenectady area early Tuesday morning, leaving many roads covered in snow and making travel conditions hazardous for drivers.
NewsChannel 13 meteorologists issued an Alert Day for the Capital Region.
The state Department of Transportation pre-treated the roads with salt and brine to minimize the impact of the snowstorm on local road conditions. However, as the snowfall intensified, it quickly became clear that more measures were needed.
Road crews were out in full force, plowing snow and spreading additional salt to keep the roads as clear as possible. Despite their efforts, many roads remained slick and dangerous for drivers, and several accidents were reported throughout the morning.
In addition to the snow, temperatures dropped well below freezing, adding to the hazardous road conditions. Drivers were urged to use caution when driving and to avoid unnecessary travel if possible.
Mayor Gary McCarthy and other city officials reminded residents to follow the city’s snow removal guidelines, which require homeowners and businesses to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties.
As the day went on, the snow continued to fall, and road conditions remained treacherous. Drivers were advised to stay off the roads unless necessary, and to allow extra time and distance when traveling.
With more snow forecasted for the coming days, city officials urged residents to stay safe and to check the city’s website for updates on snow removal efforts and road conditions.