Freezing Rain Causes Accidents, Road Closures Across Tri-State

A freezing rain advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. for a number of counties

By Storm Team 4
|  Sunday, Jan 5, 2014  |  Updated 11:38 AM EDT
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Raphael Miranda's forecast for Sunday, January 5.

Raphael Miranda's forecast for Sunday, January 5.

Freezing rain across the tri-state area Sunday morning caused icy conditions that led to traffic accidents and road closures.

A freezing rain advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. for a number of New Jersey counties west of New York City, including Morris and Passaic, and New York counties including Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess and Ulster.

An 11-car accident led to the closure of a section of the Staten Island Expressway Sunday morning, and John F. Kennedy International Airport was briefly closed after a plane skidded off a runway following landing.

Several accidents were reported on I-95 and I-287 in Westchester; multiple accidents were reported in Newark on I-78; and speed restrictions were implemented on several major roadways, including sections of the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Bayonne, Goethals and Outerbridge Crossings.

Check the latest road conditions here.

Milder air is also approaching the area, and a high of 47 is expected in New York City. Temperatures are then expected to come crashing down again Monday into Tuesday, with wind chills 10 to 20 below zero expected in the city and even colder temps forecast in the Hudson Valley. 

Get the latest forecast with our interactive radar here.

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