MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a coating of ice as much as an inch think is making travel hazardous in northern New York and Vermont.
Freezing rain is falling in the Saint Lawrence Valley and across much of northern Vermont. National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Schiesser says a quarter-inch of ice has fallen by Saturday night in Burlington, Vt. but greater amounts are reported in the extreme upper end of New York. Pockets of Maine and New Hampshire are also seeing ice.
Schiesser says another half-inch is expected overnight.
Utility companies say they're prepared for the possibility of power outages due to ice as state officials urged motorists to stay off the roads due to slippery conditions. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared an ice storm emergency for northern and western parts of the state.