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Tuesday's snow causes delays and accidents for travelers

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Winter weather has hit the Capital Region with a light snowfall which caused slick roads for Tuesday morning commuters.

The winter weather heavily impacted Tuesday morning's commute for some drivers. In East Greenbush, slick roads attributed to an accident near Hampton Avenue and another rollover accident on Route 4 held up traffic. The westbound lane of I-90 was backed up for miles.

Officials and airlines at the Albany International Airport say flights have been on time and running smoothly. However, there have been long lines Tuesday as holiday travelers waited to check in and then go through security. A few delays and one cancellation for those traveling Cape Air, holiday travelers told NEWS10 ABC that the key to winter travel plans is to arrive early and prepare for weather the best you can.

According to the Hudson Valley AAA, the number of people choosing to fly is slightly up from last year in our area. They say that nationwide around 43 million people will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sophia Conroy of Albany changed her flight in hopes of avoiding weather delays or cancelations.

 "We actually came a day early," said Conroy, "We were supposed to fly on Wednesday but we were able to change the ticket pretty easily so we decided to fly a day early just to not get stuck in a bunch of rain."

Travelers are reminded to plan ahead for change in weather conditions and make sure you arrive to airports extra early.

AAA said that 90-percent of travelers are choosing to drive, which could come with accidents if people do not take proper precaution.

Michael Sweeney with AAA said many drivers over react when they start to slide, making the accident worse.

Sweeney said if you do get stuck out in the cold you should have a car safety kit handy.

 

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