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Police: Snow, Ice Causing Hazardous Conditions

Southampton Town police urge motorists to take precautions.

The is urging motorists to take precautions as they drive in the first snow of the season.

In a release to the media, police stated that since snow started falling, there have been a number of motor vehicle accidents in the western portion of Southampton Town.

"There have been reports of small accumulations and black ice," reads a statement from police. "We ask that people not use the roadways unless necessary."

A , and police have closed off the new Flanders traffic circle due to icy conditions.

According to The Weather Channel, steady snow is expected after midnight with accumulations of about an inch.

Walter Noller January 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Amazing we need to be reminded of the obvious, but it happens every year. The old joke 4 wheel vehicles get stuck, too, only deeper into the woods is no longer funny with the number of SUV's on the road. You have 4 wheel drive that gets you going, but we ALL have 4 brakes that help us stop... that's where the trouble begins. Brakes don't stop you, tires do, but not on ice and a higher center of gravity aided by more weight above the axle make these Weebles wobble and flip. See photo.
Irina Richardson January 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM
So true, Walter. A small car with front wheel drive handles much better in snow and on ice.
buzz r January 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM
people are relying on people are relying on"all-season" tires- i have a m-b roadster with rear- wheel drive; but i have snow tires on all 4 wheels and i was amazed how well it handles in snow also a little common sense goes a long ways
patricia January 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I just have to say that being A Bus Driver in S.H. I was very disappointed that there were" NO" Sand trucks Out!!! Roads were covered in ice and not till about 7ish did any of us see a sander!!! What do we have to do to have these Sanders out before our Buses are out???

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