Friday, January 5, 2018

 

 

 

First snowstorm of year a big mess

Section of the roof and façade collapsed at this Nanuet senior housing complex

MID-HUDSON – The first snowstorm of the year on Thursday dumped several inches of the white stuff on the region.  It many places, particularly western parts of the region, it was more than had been predicted.

There were several accidents on area roads all day long. The Thruway and Interstate 84 remained open; however, driving conditions were very dangerous. On I-84 in a tractor-trailer skidded off the highway near Lime Kiln Road exit in East Fishkill. 

High winds resulted in the Mario Cuomo Bridge speed limit being reduced to 35 mph and empty box trucks were prohibited.

The high winds tore a façade off an exterior wall at the Middlewood senior citizen apartment complex at 80 North Middletown Road in Nanuet. The weight of ice and snow are believed to have contributed to the collapse, Clarkstown Police said.

There were no injuries to any residents. One apartment was determined to be uninhabitable and that resident was placed in a hotel until repairs can be made.

There were also fires fanned by the high winds. A three-alarm blaze was reported to have engulfed a structure at 1066 Hoagerburgh Road in Shawangunk Valley around 6 p.m.

 


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