Central New York's brief reprieve from winter weather is over. Freezing rain and sleet will make roads icy and driving dangerous.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory beginning today (Wednesday) into Thursday morning, cautioning drivers to use extra care when traveling on potentially slippery roads. The advisory covers all of Central New York, including Utica, Rome, Syracuse, and Boonville and the counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Hamilton, Otsego, Fulton, Lewis, and Montgomery.

Credit: National Weather Service


* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of less
than one tenth of an inch for most locations. Locally one to two
tenths of an inch of ice for Northern Oneida County and the
higher elevations of the Catskills.

* WHEN...From noon today to 7 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The hazardous conditions could impact the
evening commute.


A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.


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Winter Weather Preparation:

  • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
  • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
  • Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
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