Cortland County Under Winter Storm Watch, Another Round of Snow Headed This Way
Clean-up continues today from a nor’easter that dumped a wintery mix of sleet, rain, and freezing rain yesterday.
The wild weather has subsided in Central New York, at least for now. Another round of snow showers is expected today and tonight.
The national weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for Cortland and surrounding counties until 7 o’clock Thursday morning.
The weather service says light rain will continue this morning and will eventually change back to snow by this afternoon and will continue through this evening. Wet and untreated roads will freeze early tonight as temperatures drop from the low 30’s into the 20s.
Travel will become more difficult today as the area transitions back to snow.
Yesterday proved to be an issue for many drivers around the area, local law enforcement agencies responded to multiple accidents. No serious injuries were reported. Cortland County Emergency Dispatchers reported over two dozen accidents during the height of the storm.
Among those accidents a Cortland County snow plow rolled over on Locust Ave near the Cortland City line. The driver reported that he attempted to avoid oncoming cars that were struggling to climb the steep hill between Homer and Cortland. In the process the plow went off the road and flopped onto its side in a ditch. The driver was uninjured.
At the same time a Homer School bus carrying students became stuck on the same hill, after another plow truck was brought in the bus was able to come down the hill safely, no one was injured their about a dozen children stuck on the bus for nearly an hour.