Icy mix creates dangerous conditions on roads in New York, New Jersey

MAHWAH, New Jersey (WABC) -- A messy winter storm pelted sleet and freezing rain across the Tri-State area, turning roads into ice rinks and creating a dangerous morning commute.

There was a winter weather advisory for all counties in New Jersey, and several schools delayed their openings.

Crews were out in early treating the slick roadways.

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"There is also a real danger from the storm to be expected from ice that could impact all of Central and Northern Jersey, much more so than South Jersey, before the precipitation turns to rain later on Friday," New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said.

Meantime, in New York, Governor Kathy Hochul warned residents not to be complacent.

"The vast majority of the state is going to be impacted by this," she said. "Again, don't be lulled by the lack of snow now, it's going to come very quickly."

Hochul urged people to take advantage remote work options Friday to stay off the roads and help crews keep the roads clear.

In New York City, Alternate Side Parking Regulations were suspended for Friday to facilitate winter weather operations.

Payment at parking meters remains in effect throughout the city.

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WSYX reporter Myles Harris was in the field in Columbus, Ohio, reporting Tuesday when his mom happened to drive by.



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