JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- It was an icy morning commute for many in our area.
A dangerous mixture of snow on top of ice made it impossible for some commuters to climb hills and come to a stop. Between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, some distraught drivers became stranded.
According to Broome County Emergency Services, 30 to 35 incidents involving motor vehicles were reported Friday morning, with 20 to 25 of them occurring without injury. The rest required some form of EMS or Fire Department response.
"Again not a major snowstorm, not a big snowfall event by any means, but when you are driving along 40 mph on the parkway on dry pavement that is one thing. You toss a bit of snow or ice on there, that is a different ballgame," said Storm Track 12 Meteorologist Brian Schroeder. "And again people need to be reminded it is winter time or winter time is coming, when you have snow on the ground. You have to slow it down."