Take it slow: Snow causes hazards for morning commute

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Hundreds of schools are closed throughout the Champlain Valley and the North Country on Tuesday as heavy snow continues to blanket the region, causing hazards on the roads for morning commuters.

Local 22 & 44’s Spencer Thomas was in Richmond with a few tips for staying safe. She also checked in with law enforcement in Franklin County for an update on the conditions in St. Albans.

Heavy snow began blanketing the region early Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Lt. Mike Bonner with the Plattsburgh Fire Dept. said the first significant snowfall of the year is often when drivers are the least prepared.

“It usually takes the first storm for people to remember how to drive in the North Country”, Bonner said. “Winter tires probably aren’t on everyones cars yet, so that’s also a concern for most motorists.”

The latest forecast calls the most widespread snow from west to east midday into early afternoon. Mid-afternoon into Tuesday evening, only scattered, hit-or-miss type snow showers remain. Temperatures hit a late morning high of 20s north to 30s south, before dipping into the single digits and teens by daybreak Wednesday.

Local 22 & Local 44 will be following the winter storm throughout Tuesday.

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