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January 2016 Archives

New York traffic accidents in winter conditions

New York residents should be aware that even a light amount of snow can cause more hazards on the road than a large-scale snowstorm. Multi-car wrecks during winter are a common occurrence, including one 50-vehicle pileup in Michigan that shut down a major highway. A senior meteorologist explained that there is a critical time after snow first falls on untreated roads during which drivers are unaware that the road surfaces have become unsafe. When drivers maintain their normal speeds under such conditions, a wreck or skid can occur.