Updated 03/08/2013 12:33 PM
Winter weather makes for messy commute
Spring is right around the corner, but it's still winter in the Hudson Valley, as several inches of snow fell overnight, making the morning commute quite messy. YNN's Eva McKend has more from Middletown.
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MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- People in Middletown say they are used to the snow by now after the winter we've had, but they say they've had enough and are really looking forward to spring.
As people shoveled out from the storm in the City of Middletown, they were grateful. From what they've experienced this winter, it could have been much worse. Their plan of action is to get an early start.
“It’s got to get done. You can’t leave it there so you got to do what you got to do. You can’t leave it there, you’ll get a ticket,” said Edward Guillory, a City of Middletown resident.
“It’s definitely going to get a little heavier. It’s not that much out here but it’s better to get it done early,” said Marco Salome, another City of Middletown resident.
State Police reported several accidents during the morning commute. Bridges had speed restrictions and in the City of Middletown, the commissioner of public works says a driver believed to be under the influence hit a salt truck Friday morning.
“Once you have an accident with the plow truck, you are not only endangering yourself, the plow driver, but also you are taking one important piece of equipment off the road and that is there for public safety,” said Jacob Tawil, Middletown Commissioner of Public Works.
Many hope this will be the final blast of snow for the winter season.
“I can’t wait for spring. I don’t even know where this came from. I was hoping winter was done with. Yeah, I’m definitely ready for spring. Definitely,” said Salome.
Middletown Public Works is reminding people to be aware of down power lines or tree limbs that might come down in the hours ahead.