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Tough travel in Finger Lakes, Central New York as cleanup begins from wintry blast

It was a wintry commute for most in the Finger Lakes and Central New York on Friday as daylight broke. Most alerts and advisories will be expiring in the coming hours, but travel issues will persist in local areas.

Follow along with the latest below as FingerLakes1.com partners exclusively with the Storm Trackers Team for around-the-clock coverage of this and all weather events moving forward!


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Latest forecast information from the Storm Trackers Team

Alert Type: Awareness Alert for Hazardous Travel

Timeline: Active through 12 p.m.

Overall Impact: Moderate

Update by Joshua Pan

As of 6:30 a.m., the heaviest snow/sleet is winding down from west to east. Many roads remain lightly coated with snow and slush, making travel slow but not unmanageable. Road conditions should improve over the next few hours as precipitation becomes patchy and road crews have a chance to clear fallen snow. If you are traveling this morning, leave extra time and take it slow. It appears that snow totals for most will end up on the lower end of our forecast range across the area for a few reasons. First, sleet mixed quite far north in Ontario, Yates, and Seneca Counties for much of the event. Second, the moderately heavy snow bands that did cross the region were a little bit less robust than expected. Finally, dry air is moving in a bit faster than expected this morning, with plenty of gaps already showing up in the radar.

Snowy conditions along State Route 414 in the town of Rose around 7:30 a.m. While precipitation had slowed down significantly, road crews were spending a portion of the morning commute catching up from overnight snow.

Another snowy scene in Potter, Yates County. Photo shared by Tracie Marie.

Freezing rain on top of the snow. That’s what many, including Ed Traphagan who snapped this photo, reported in the Finger Lakes. Ed took this shot in Yates County.


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