Residents are waking up to chilly temperatures and over six inches of snow from a Nor'easter that snarled last night's commute, causing accidents and rendering many local roads a parking lot.
Katonah-Lewisboro and Bedford Central schools announced they would be operating on a two-hour delay on Thursday. The delay also affects Rippowam-Cisqua Schools, which will open at 10:30 a.m. and The Harvey School, which is closed, due to a power outage, according to their websites.
Bedford police said as of 5 a.m. Thursday highway crews were plowing local roads but all were clear except for a downed tree blocking Maple Ave in Katonah.
Drivers should use caution on local highways as some snow and ice conditions are reported on I-684 between exits 10 and 4, according to the Hudson Valey Traveler.
In addition, accidents are being cleared on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Mt. Pleasant and the Taconic Parkway north of 134.
Police said last night several accidents were cleared off local roads; locals reported treacherous commutes on Bedford-Katonah Patch's Facebook page, citing two-hour drives from Armonk to Katonah and a car fire on Route 35 that slowed east-bound traffic to a stop.
"It took over three hours to get from I-287 up I-684 to exit 4," said Jessica Welt-Betensky. "Roads seem completely unplowed and some people are trying to drive on the shoulder."
The National Weather Service forecasts a wintry mix of rain, snow, and sleet before 9 a.m. this morning, with some snow blowing and a possible accumulation of up to another half-inch today. Tonight's temperatures dip into the high 20s with Friday likely bringing some meltoff when temperatures rise into the low 50s.
NYSEG said it had prepared for additional outages from the winter storm but as of Thursday morning, outages were down to 1,292 in Westchester County, from a reported 2,700 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
If you experienced a power outage during the snow storm, call NYSEG at 800-572-1131 or Con Edison at 800-752-6633.