Over 20 cars in NY pileup on Hutchingson River Parkway as freezing rain causes delays at LaGuardia and Newark airports

Over 20 cars in NY pileup on Hutchingson River Parkway as freezing rain causes delays at LaGuardia and Newark airports

01/05/2022

A MAJOR freeway in New York saw over 20 cars piled up as arctic air and snowfall hit the East Coast, causing delays at LaGuardia Airport.

Icy conditions caused dozens of accidents on the Hutchingson River Parkway in south New York on Wednesday morning.



New York State Police said they're dealing with 15 separate accidents spread across the Hutchinson River, Cross County, and Bronx River Parkways.

State police said southbound Hutchinson is shut down in Eastchester with one car spun in the wrong direction in the three lanes near California Road.

Police also confirmed that a ramp from the eastbound Cross County Parkway to the northbound Bronx River Parkway is closed as officials investigate an accident that resulted in a serious injury.

The Westchester County Police shared a photo that showed multiple cars piled up near Boston Post Road in Pelham, NY.

Officials are urging drivers to stay off the roads entirely this morning due to severe icing on all roadways.

The Hutchinson River Parkway is a critical east-west connection throughout Westchester, having full interchanges with every major north-south highway in southern Westchester.

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Freezing rain in the Tri-State area caused ground delays at LaGuardia airport as all flights were stalled for at least an hour.

SNOWMAGEDDON

On Monday, hundreds of drivers were stranded for more than 15 hours on Interstate 95 near Virginia.

Cars and trucks remained gridlocked on the I-95 as of 5am local time on Tuesday, while around 400,000 people were left without power.

According to the National Weather Service., Fredericksburg saw around 14 inches of snow, while temperatures plunged to bitter lows of 13F overnight.

Meanwhile, around 12 inches of the white stuff fell in Chancellorsville.

Some stranded motorists spent more than 20 hours in the massive traffic jams.

Per WTOP, some were left without heat as they had to turn off their car engines to save fuel.

One person told the outlet that they had been stuck on the interstate with their three kids, including a baby.

Another said he had been stuck in traffic on the interstate for two-and-a-half hours, fearing he would miss his dad's funeral.

Senator Tim Kaine said he had been stuck on the interstate for 19 hours while heading to Washington DC.


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