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Slow Commute Throughout Capital Region


Slippery road conditions are making commuting treacherous across the Capital Region this morning.

Several crashes and fender benders were reported as light snow turned to glaze on area roadways. 511 New York reports many "incidents." Albany police spokesman Steve Smith says it's slow going.

"Traffic is definitely heavy in a lot of areas. Lotta accidents throughout the region."

There have been delays and accidents on the Patroon Island and Dunn Memorial bridges connecting Rensselaer County with Albany County. Authorities say to clean ice and snow off your vehicle, and give yourself ample extra time to get to your destination.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.