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Freezing rain leads to icy commute

Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 06, 2019

(WKBW) — Freezing rain this morning lead to an icy commute. Freezing rain will continue today and showers/thunderstorms expected for tomorrow.

The freezing rain also caused power outages throughout the area. Amherst Police tell 7 Eyewitness News, there were 33 vehicle-involved incidents, 25 accidents, 8 cars in a ditch and a few trees and power lines down all because of this weather.

There were a few accidents due to the icy conditions. Throughout the morning, NITTEC reported congestion on major commuter routes.

Cars, windows, and even trees are becoming ice from the rain. Be careful walking and driving today.

The 7 Eyewitness News team will continue to keep you updated on the weather and traffic conditions throughout the day. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and download the WKBW App for all the latest news.