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Cuomo says Worst of Storm Now Over

Elissa Orlando

Governor Cuomo says the worst of the winter storm is now over- but New Yorkers now face a new challenge- extreme cold.

Governor Cuomo says the storm, which dropped several inches of snow, is moving east and out of New York.

“Mother nature has moved on, somewhat,” Cuomo said.

And he says all roads are now open. Cuomo defended his decision to close parts of the Thruway, the Long Island Expressway, and I-84 overnight.

“The conditions were extraordinarily dangerous,” Cuomo said. “We’ve seen what happens when people get stranded on the roadways.”

Even with the precautions, there were still two traffic fatalities and dozens of minor accidents.

And the governor says just because the roads are now all open, does not mean the conditions are back to normal, and he says driving should be restricted to only what’s absolutely necessary.

The next weather problem is the extreme cold over the next couple of days. The state’s health commissioner says watch out for frostbite.