Dangerous driving conditions shut down portions of Route 5

Posted at 1:02 PM, Dec 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 23:19:45-05

Route 5 between Big Tree and Camp Roads is still closed due to dangerous driving conditions.

The high winds, blowing water and frigid temperatures, all reasons the high traffic roadway in Hamburg remains closed. 

Hamburg police say that portion of the strip will remain closed until the winds die down, meanwhile plows will continue to treat the roads to prevent conditions from worsening. 

There is a plan to one day fix this icy problem. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on creating an 'apron,' to lessen the effects of the waves. You can see their plan here.

Roads are expected to stay closed through the overnight. We will update this story when the road reopens.