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'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.

What are the roads like by you? Tell us in the comments.

snow go December 26, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Just drove from Wayne on the Hamburg Tpke. Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Riverdale, and Butler, all snow covered but saw plows and salt trucks on the road. Bloomingdale was down to the asphalt. Kinnelon? Nothing! Saw a couple ambulances and a tow truck coming out of Miller though, I hope it wasn't too bad!
barbara December 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Its very icy and slippery out cars should stay off the roads for now its dangerous !! And a lot of people think they are tough up against the icy road and lose control easy I'm in garfield its bad besafe everyone and happy holidays

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