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Icing May Cause Treacherous Travel Across Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Black ice and snow-covered roads may cause difficult travel conditions across the Tri-State area.

Tuesday's forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 20s but wind chills could be as low as 5 below in some places.

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The National Weather Service says icing, especially on untreated surfaces, will cause treacherous driving and walking conditions.

Icing May Cause Treacherous Travel Across Tri-State Area

"It's very bad and icy and slippery," Newark resident Shamala Apparicio told CBS2's Ilana Gold.

"It's terrible," one woman told 1010 WINS' John Montone. "There's no control, the ice and the wind."

"Roads are bad," another woman told WCBS 880's Mike Xirinachs. "I'm not looking forward to it."

"It's very cold and yes, it's a little tricky out there," another man told 1010 WINS' Glenn Schuck. "You've got to watch for the icy spots."

The town of Montclair, New Jersey is using so much salt because of the storm, salt piles are dwindling. The mayor said supply is becoming an issue.

"This is a big deal," Mayor Robert Jackson said.

He said he's bringing in an emergency supply and a salt shipment should arrive in the next few days, but keeping up with these conditions has been a huge challenge.

"You go on roads, it's 9 o'clock, you see they're clear. Then at 12 they're icy again," he said.

Icy roads may be the cause of a multi-vehicle crash on the north bound side of Interstate 287 in Bridgewater, New Jersey Tuesday morning.

Bridgewater Crash
A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 287 in Bridgewater, New Jersey on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Nine cars smashed into each other, but police said only minor injuries were reported. Police urged drivers to proceed with caution through the area.

The conditions were blamed for an earlier multi-vehicle accident that left two people dead on Interstate 95 in Rye on Monday afternoon.

Icing May Cause Treacherous Travel Across Tri-State Area

Police said they were investigating a two-vehicle crash when a third vehicle lost control on the highway and hit the two vehicles from the first crash.

In Yonkers, two cars came within inches of each other after sliding off the road.

Icing May Cause Treacherous Travel Across Tri-State Area

"Roads are terrible," said Yonkers resident Peter Hark. "The secondary roads are not plowed. It's really a tough situation."

Scattered power outages also are possible from falling tree limbs.

Winter weather hit the Tri-State area hard on Monday. Hundreds of flights were canceled, trains were delayed and driving was dangerous.

New York City's snow totals Monday ranged from around 3.6 inches in Central Park to 7 inches in the Bronx while Long Island got 3 inches to 10 inches.

Much of New Jersey got several inches of snow. In Connecticut, snow totals ranged from 7.5 inches along the shoreline to 14.3 inches in Weston.

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