Winter storm rumbles I-95 in upstate New York, suburbs scramble to clear snow – CBS New York

PORT CHESTER, NY (CBSNew York) – The winter storm made a difficult morning Friday as communities north of New York scrambled to clear snow. Fortunately, the difficult conditions did not last.

Port Chester, for example, recorded over seven inches of snow, but Boston Post Road was clear by noon, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported.

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An impressive amount of snow in the suburb of Rye Brook was followed by an impressive clearance of the roads.

“It was a good storm. It comes overnight, and by the time the morning commute arrives the road crews are out and able to hit the roads, ”said Rye Brook Police Chief Gregory Austin.

The main arteries were passable for those who set off early, but that doesn’t mean everyone was able to avoid the danger.

Several tractor-trailer crashes have closed lanes on I-95 in southwest Connecticut, scolding traffic before sunrise.

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“Stuck! You can’t move anywhere,” said one driver.

“Messy, messy,” said another.

An average January brings 8 ″ of snow to this part of the region. Most took this first storm of the season in stride.

“We don’t really have much so, you know, you can dodge a bullet here and there,” said Scott McLeod.

The Connecticut suburbs were blanketed in white, including 8 inches of snow recorded at Norwalk. As the snow cleared, it wasn’t particularly difficult to clean up, especially with a handy snowblower.

Rugged terrain and multiple dead ends make Yonkers the most difficult suburb when it comes to snow removal, but public works crews were doing their best in New York’s third largest city.

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DPW teams in the northern suburbs were able to get the job done despite the absence of some workers due to COVID. They breathed a sigh of relief because this storm was just a punch, not a knockout.


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