CORTLAND, N.Y. – Widespread patchy fog has formed in central New York and parts of northeastern Pennsylvania Monday morning.
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The National Weather Service in Binghamton issued a special weather statement at 7:15 a.m. Monday urging drivers to slow down, use low beam headlights and allow extra time to get to their destination.
Dense fog will be most prevalent across valleys and near bodies of water such as rivers. Visibility will be less than one quarter of a mile in some spots, the weather service said.
Coupled with below-freezing air and road temperatures, the conditions may produce patchy areas of ice. This is most likely to occur across bridges and secondary roads where the fog is thickest, forecasters said.
Roads could be dry in some areas and icy in others, leading to rapidly changing road conditions. This can catch drivers off guard and lead to very dangerous road conditions, according to the weather service.
Dense fog was also prevalent in Cortland County Sunday morning, leading to conditions that create what meteorologists refer to as hoar frost:
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