Winter Storm Boreas Threatens Thanksgiving Travelers

By Delani Weaver
Tue, Nov 26, 2013

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Winter Storm Boreas has been traveling from coast to coast causing power outages, accidents, cancelled flights and events and closed roads. So far, ten deaths have been reported as being caused by the moving storm.

The storm is currently moving up along the east coast and is said to blow into upstate New York Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening. Boreas will bring heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain to the western section of the Finger Lakes, Genesee Valley, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and the Niagara Frontier.

This storm couldn’t come at worst time with Thanksgiving just days away. Those traveling to spend the holiday with friends and family may find their trip difficult due to the storm. Visibility will be reduced and the roads could be covered with snow, so travelers are warned to take precautions while driving.

However, forecasts of the storm are constantly changing so travel plans may not be out of the question. These are a few tips to make traveling in the winter easier:

* Make sure all tires are good and properly inflated
* Make sure to have a good battery
* Make sure brakes are working properly
* Drive slowly
* Leave three times as much space between the car in front of you

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