ITHACA, N.Y. — Many commuters Tuesday morning found themselves in a sudden snowstorm that reduced visibility and made roads slippery. Ithaca and Tompkins County are under a snow squall warning until 9:45 a.m., according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton.

According to the NWS, at 8:50 a.m., a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from Danby to near Unadilla, moving southeast at about 20 miles per hour. In some places, the squall brought heavy snow, whiteout conditions, zero visibility and wind gusts up to 20 mph.

The NWS advises drivers to reduce their speed and turn on headlights as “during snow squalls, the visibility may suddenly drop to near zero in whiteout conditions.”

For more information about the weather ahead this week, read our weekly update.

Kelsey O'Connor

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