Updated 12/06/2010 07:25 AM
Winter weather hits Central New York
The snow has arrived in Central New York, and with it came a few accidents. YNN's Erin Clarke tells us how drivers are handling the first big snow and what they're doing to keep safe on the road.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- With a few weeks left before winter is officially here, Mother Nature has dumped a little more than a dusting on Central New York, and folks aren't happy about it.
"I hate the snow. I hate driving in the snow. I hate everything about the snow," said Christen Mcclain of Syracuse.
Summar Hasan, a lifelong Syracuse resident, said she's surprised that the first amount of snow this year is so bad.
All across Central New York, police are responding to accidents. However in Syracuse, officers say the plows are keeping roads clear. Drivers just need to slow down.
"I've seen a lot of people slide through intersections and things like that. It all stems from people just going too fast," said Syracuse Police Officer Brendan Grooms.
Drivers out on Sunday night said keeping safe is all about being aware of your surroundings and just knowing when you shouldn't be on the road.
"Stay home if you don't have to go out. Just for necessary. I wouldn't be going out unless it's absolutely necessary," said Richard Steinbach of Syracuse.
With the snow expected to continue into the work week, Central New Yorkers should prepare themselves to get up early to scrape off and shovel their cars and driveways.