Winter Storm warning: Troop K advises motorists on all roads to use caution when traveling


NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander

 

 

845-677-7300

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

WINTER SNOW STORM WARNING: TROOP K- ADVISES MOTORISTS ON ALL ROADS TO USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING

State Police would like to remind motorists to use extreme caution while traveling on all roadways from the morning hours on Wednesday March 7, 2018, continuing into Thursday March 8, 2018.  Avoid unnecessary travel and be alert for potential road closures. 

State Police Troop K members will be out across the region checking all major routes of travel to ensure that motorists are as safe as possible.  We are asking for your assistance to make this possible.  Motorists traveling in areas impacted by the snow are asked to leave with extra time to make a slow and careful drive to your destination.

With the arrival of inclement weather consisting of heavy snow (estimates of 2+ inches per hour) is expected to begin close to noon on March 7, 2018, and continue through Thursday March 8, 2018; which will make all affected roadways slick and unpredictable with limited visibility.   

Take into consideration snow accumulation on the roads, the current snowfall rate, the wind, and visibility.  Use your best judgment to determine if driving is prudent and allow for adjustments to your schedule to ensure a safe commute. 
 Keep the following tips in mind:  
If you are involved in a collision or leave the roadway:
 
If you drive off the roadway and are stuck in a snow bank or ditch, stay in your vehicle, activate your emergency flashers, and call 911.  DO NOT exit your vehicle unless it is an absolute emergency.  You put yourself at risk of being struck by another vehicle. 
 
Roll the windows down a few inches or turn your vehicle off if you are stranded in snow for a period of time with your vehicle running.  Covered exhaust pipes can cause physical injury or death due to inhalation of carbon monoxide.
 
If you should become stranded on the Thruway or any roadway, know your location by being aware of your direction and mile post marker when applicable.  This will help emergency personnel reach your location as quickly as possible.
 
Follow the New York State Police’s Twitter page @nyspolice for up to the minute information on road closures and weather alerts.
 
The Thruway Authority provides a wide variety of information for travelers including current traffic conditions, accidents, and lane closures.  Visit www.thruway.ny.gov for more information.
 
Slow Down.  Be Prepared.  Be Safe.  
 
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