Severe blizzard warnings in the New York area
In preparation for the blizzard warning announced by the National Weather Service we wanted to warn everyone in the following affected areas and the hazards they could bring. The areas of New York City, Westchester New York, and Western Long Island will be under blizzard warning from midnight tonight up to Tuesday night.
As of this time, weather conditions are for heavy snow and blizzard. We are expected to receive approximately 12 to 24 inches of snow. The areas which will be most affected by the heavy snow are the north and west regions. Winds are registered to be from 25 to 35 mph, with the highest gusts potentially reaching 55mph. Temperatures are currently in the low 20s.
As the blizzard begins to impact our zones late tonight, potential repercussions include dangerous travel due to whiteout conditions, with several roads becoming impassable, and power outrages becoming a possibility.
Dangerous conditions due to snow storms
With the impending blizzard about to hit the New York area, the chances of slip and fall accidents will increase because of the weather conditions. Ice and snow have become the biggest winter hazards, and these can cause serious injuries.
The chance of these hazards to become dangerous to the residents of the affected areas may increases if businesses and store owners are negligent in their care at keeping them safe for their customers. It is their responsibility for maintaining their area safe from potential injuries.
Some of the main issues that could impact people, especially elders and small children who are more vulnerable to serious injuries, include hip fractures, ACL/MCL tears, back and traumatic brain injuries.
Some of the other possible slip and fall accidents which may occur include:
- Improperly salted parking lots and doorway entrances
- Parking blocks that are not properly marked
- Improper snow removal
- Ice and snow in front of a store building
- Broken railings or guardrails
- Falling or loose debris at construction site
- Falling merchandise in store
- Inadequate lighting or security leading to crimes
- Cracked sidewalks or parking lots
- Dangerous potholes or unmarked parking lot hole
- Improperly marked wet flooring
Please be safe with your loved ones as the blizzard passes on your area, one of the most important factors to successfully deal with dangerous weather conditions is to keep calm and seek shelter.
Protect your legal rights
Whether the cause was negligence, manufacturing liability or poor road design, accidents often leave victims with long-term financial and emotional hardships. If you or a family member has suffered injuries, your first step should be contacting a NY accident lawyer at The Sanders Firm.
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