Roads become slick as winter weather continues

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Driving conditions varied throughout the Capital Region on Wednesday as winter precipitation continued to fall.

Some roads were covered in a thin layer of snow while others appeared to be clear. But as many roads remained wet, some people were worried it would freeze as temperatures dropped in the night.

Plows were working overtime throughout the Capital Region clearing roads, but a light snowfall kept up throughout the evening.

“Roads look like they had been passed through once,” Dana Renda of Latham said. “But as it keeps coming down, it’s accumulating very quickly, and it gets a little bumpy and a little slippery.”

At a local hub for the Department of Transportation, 175 plow trucks were deployed throughout the area.

Route 4 in Troy and Route 9 in Latham were covered in snow.

“It’s icy,” Jim McGuirk of Latham said. “I’ve seen a couple of cars sliding around, and people are driving too fast.”

On the Northway, however, I-87 was clear of snow, but the sleet created slippery conditions.

“Some crazy drivers out there,” Yateen Patel of Round Lake said. “But, yeah, just go slow, and I think you’re fine.”

The DOT said crews would be out through Wednesday night to clear roads even after the snow stops falling.

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