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Forecasters: Roads Will Refreeze As Temps Drop

NEW YORK (CBS New York/AP) -- An ice storm Wednesday morning made getting around parts of the Tri-State area dangerous as roads and sidewalks became dangerously slippery.

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The latest winter storm is ending as rain in most places Wednesday after an extended period of sleet and freezing rain brought up to three quarters of an inch of ice on streets and sidewalks. Forecasters say rain will continue to freeze on surfaces north and west of the city.

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WCBS 880's Pat Carroll and Michael Wallace with Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

In midtown Manhattan, the freezing rain created a thin layer of crunchy surface on sidewalks and a slushy mess on the roadways. Thousands of power outages were reported Wednesday morning as ice built up on trees and wires. Travel conditions were extremely dangerous through morning, with untreated roadways becoming a sheet of ice.

The rest of Wednesday will see lingering clouds. A high of 40 is expected. Wet and slushy areas will refreeze overnight as temperatures are expected to hit a low of 24.

Thursday will be windy and colder with some sunshine.

Severe Weather Alerts:

Winter Storm Warning in CT - Hartford , Northern Litchfield , Southern Litchfield

Ice Storm Warning in CT - Northern Fairfield , Northern New Haven , Southern Fairfield , Southern New Haven

Coastal Flood Statement in NJ - Coastal Ocean , Eastern Monmouth , Middlesex , Ocean , Western Monmouth

Ice Storm Warning in NJ - Eastern Bergen , Eastern Passaic , Hunterdon , Mercer , Middlesex , Morris , Somerset , Sussex , Westerm Essex , Western Bergen , Western Passaic , Western Union

Winter Weather Advisory - Sullivan

Ice Storm Warning - Northern Westchester , Orange , Putnam , Rockland , Southern Westchester

Winter Storm Warning - Eastern Columbia , Eastern Dutchess , Eastern Ulster , Western Dutchess , Western Ulster

Winter Weather Advisory in PA - Pike

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