March nor’easter brings messy mix of snow, rain and wind to Tri-State
Snow and rain are falling across the Tri-State as a nor’easter moves through the area, causing concerns of slick roads and power outages.
Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut issued states of emergency for areas north and west of New York City, urging residents to prepare for snow and use caution while driving.
New York Governor Hochul’s state of emergency went into effect in Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties in our area. Unnecessary travel is discouraged in those counties.
Putnam County is already seeing a few inches of wet snow that has coated local roads.
Power outages are a concern as heavy winds move in, adding stress to snow-covered utility lines. As of 11:30 a.m., Putnam reported 2,376 outages, Ulster had 5,465 outages, Dutchess has 12,851 outages while Orange reported less than 700 and Westchester reported less than 50.
At one point Tuesday, more than 250,000 people throughout the Northeast were without power, including 96,600 total in New York. Connecticut reported 7,289 outages statewide.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s state of emergency applies to Morris, Sussex, Warren, Passaic, and Bergen Counties.
In northern New Jersey, Janice Yu saw light rain turn into snow on Tuesday morning. Janice says the roads in Mahwah were starting to get slick.