Central New York dealt with slippery, snowy driving conditions on Thursday morning

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Central New York’s first widespread snowfall meant a slow morning commute on Thursday.

Though things are quiet now, it got dicey for drivers on Thursday morning, especially those who were heading south on I-81.

From DeWitt to Tully, all Central New Yorkers saw snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

A tractor-trailer driver coming from Georgia started spinning his wheels in a parking lot when a private plow driver came over to help.

The snow can be a bother to some, especially when it comes to driving in it, but a local plow driver said this is the first time he’s getting some real business.

“A lot of neighbors, residents, they’ll flag you down as you’re driving through or give you a call the night before,” said Tyler Harty.

It was a tough commute for some, but it’s something a lot of drivers are used to.

Here are what the roads looked like in the Syracuse area at 6 a.m. on Thursday:


Conditions changed drastically depending on where you were in Central New York.

In Tully, roads are starting to clear up now, but it was a tough commute as well.

It was a really long drive for an AMR Ambulance crew that came from Long Island. They were pulled over to help someone out early Thursday morning just north of Binghamton.


A travel advisory is replacing a travel ban in Chenango County now. This means that unnecessary travel is strongly discouraged.

It will be in effect until Friday at 6 a.m.

Drivers should remove all vehicles from roads, so plows can do their jobs and clear the snow.


It was quite the morning for Binghamton neighbors who woke up to find over three feet of snow.

According to the National Weather Service, 41 inches had already fallen before 7 a.m. on Thursday.


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