'Nasty' Storm Could Last 9 Hours
Bloomingdale DPW superintendent said highways are particularly slippery.
Bloomingdale Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Al Gallagher has advised motorists to avoid driving Wednesday night as a winter storm has created hazardous road conditions throughout the area.
"It's nasty out here," Gallagher said as he sat in traffic on Hamburg Turnpike just after 4 p.m.
Gallagher said Route 23 and Route 287 were particularly slippery and that he had seen cars sliding on the roads. Kinnelon and Butler police were unavailable for comment.
Bloomingdale DPW crews began salting the roadways around 3:30 p.m. when snow started to fall. By 4 p.m., Gallagher said the snow started to mix with sleet as it fell.
Gallagher said the borough's weather advisor has predicted 2 to 4 inches of snow to fall within a nine-hour period. Plow trucks were expected to begin clearing roads Wednesday evening.
"I would stay off the road. It's only going to get worse," Gallagher said.
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