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Icy roads a concern for Hudson Valley residents

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Another winter storm has hit the East Coast. It's made for icy driving conditions, including here in the Hudson Valley. Time Warner Cable News Reporter Jessica Chen explains how people in the area are dealing with it.

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- With cold, snowy weather hitting the Hudson Valley Tuesday, Seneca King, a local Barber, isn't thrilled about.

"Business has been very slow," he said.

He among others took to the roads in a slower manner, careful not to slip on any icy roads.

"My block has been plowed twice and it’s still slippery," said Scotchtown Resident, Raymond Joyner

Officials in the Town of Wallkill said they had 30 plows salt and sand the roads. However, Lou Ingrassia Jr. with the town said, the very low chilly temperatures made for a tricky situation.

"The concern is that the materials won't break down the ice, it won’t break down the snow and you’ll have hazardous snow conditions," said Ingrassia Jr.

Hazardous enough that even a driver on Mud Mills Road may have slipped and then hit a pole. Though it's still unclear if it was in fact weather related.

While the icy roads made for dangerous driving conditions, overall the snowfall in the Hudson Valley was minor compared to other areas. Most of the heavy snow hit South and East of the Hudson Valley; something residents said is a change of sorts.

"I got some calls in from the city, the Bronx and my family told me it’s worse for them this time, it’s a switch," said Middletown Resident, Alyssa Jones.

But whether it's a break for residents in the area, the advice is still the same, with snow and low temperatures, take it slow on the roads.

"Once you’re in the house, you don’t have to go out," said Ingrassia Jr. "Let us do our work let the men and ladies clear the roads and then you’ll be ready to go by morning." ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP