ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – As moderate to heavy snow impacts the Twin Tiers, some roads this afternoon may be more dangerous than others.
On Wednesday, January 25th, the Twin Tiers received its second major snowstorm for the same week. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is predicted to move northeastward and bring 4 to 6 inches across much of the region, but only 3 to 4 inches near the Finger Lakes.
Under conditions involving snow and ice, major roads would likely be better to drive on. This includes Lake Street and Clemens Center Parkway in Elmira and Denison Parkway in Corning. These roads are a top priority for plow drivers, and many of them are clear of snow. Take it slow though, because there is still plenty of slush.
Some of the residential roads often need more work done, including West 1st Street in Elmira. This road, as of 12:00 PM on Wednesday, January 25th, is mostly covered in snow. Skidding can more than likely happen on roads like these when someone hits their brakes.
The snow from this afternoon has now moved out and much of the roads are now clear, but another round is expected this evening. Some snow may be heavy at times and could greatly reduce visibilities. Keep that in mind if driving in the higher elevations.