Snowstorm Leads To Numerous Accidents Throughout Westchester

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A local road in Yonkers Monday morning. Photo Credit: Susan Boland Garcin
Tuckahoe covered in snow Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Judy Guerriero
The view from a care traveling west on 1-287 near White Plains at noon Monday showed that roads were clear and passable. Photo Credit: Jared LoPriore/Rivertowns Taxi
Roads in Hastings-on-Hudson were covered early Monday. Photo Credit: Deborah Shea

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester began the week with a storm that left anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of snow Monday with County Police reporting several minor accidents.

Schools throughout the county were closed and after-school programs and town and village meetings canceled early in the day.

Local, state and county roads were hit with snow beginning at about 5 a.m. The National Weather service posted a winter weather advisory until 7 p.m. with temperatures dropping into the low 20s causing freezing on slushy roads.

"We have had multiple accidents on all four parkways we patrol," Westchester County Police spokesperson Kieran O'Leary said. "Property damage accidents generally, a few with  minor injuries, but no serious injuries."

The snow will not have a chance as temperatures are expected to remain in the low 30s this week as another storm approaches the Westchester area for Wednesday. The National Weather service has already posted a Winter Storm Watch for Wed. from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A County Bee Line bus slid on the downhill at Lockwood Avenue, tried to make a left turn onto Saw Mill River Road, crossed the sidewalk and hit a deli, according to News12 Westchester.

County Police advised people to stay off the roads if they can do so.

"For anyone who has to drive, we suggest leaving extra time to get where they are going," O'Leary said. "Always leave extra space between you and the car in front of you. It takes longer to stop on slippery pavement."

"I'm in Ossining and it's still coming down," said Wendy Waczek just before 3 p.m. "I am not looking forward to (driving)."

Robin Melen posted on Facebook that the roads in the Mount Kisco, Somers and Mahopac area were slippery.

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