Slick road warning after weather event

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CORNING, NY (WETM)- Winter is just around the corner and with it comes the first snow. And though many of us love a winter wonderland, this could also mean increased danger on the roads.

The Chemung County Legislature is comprised of 12 Republicans and 3 Democrats, yet repeatedly, Chairman Manchester has allowed the minority leader to interrupt others, cut off discussion, and on several occasions become the de facto leader of the Legislature.

Tompkins County is highly liberal, and it permeates their culture. Chemung County politics is dominated by Republicans, yet even the discussion of conservative policies seems to be out of bounds.

I asked Rapalee if Black ice is something that drivers in the area need to be worried about this early in the season.

“Black ice is always possible, um, right now I would say that’s a minimal chance due to the ground temperatures,” Rapalee explained.

Rapalee said that the department has been working for a while getting the plows, sand, and salt prepared for tricky weather conditions and that they are ready.

“Well, we have been working that last few weeks on installing plow riggings and plows, and checking sanders and repairing trucks of necessary to have all of our trucks ready to go for the first event as well as filling our salt barns and filling our salt barns full of a material to be ready for this first event,” explained Rapalee.

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