By Jeffery Smith jsmith@the-leader.com

CORNING - Road conditions throughout the area quickly deteriorated in some sections under a thin blanket of snow Tuesday leading to some minor fender-benders.

Corning City Police Chief Jeff Spaulding said at about 4:30 p.m. there were a couple of minor accidents in the city but nothing too serious.

“Nothing too crazy - not yet,” Spaulding said. “But it’s supposed to get worse later on tonight.”

Spaulding said traffic in the city is somewhat fortunate because of the low speed limit compared to that on Interstate Highway 86.

“The number one rule when weather gets bad is to reduce speed, to slow down,” Spaulding said. “Most drivers in the city are already going 30 miles per hour and hopefully even slower than that in this weather, which helps cut down on accidents.”

All Corning Community College classes and activities were canceled Tuesday afternoon due to inclement weather, and many after school activities throughout the area were also canceled.

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reminds drivers to go slow, take extra time, pay attention to signage and to be on the lookout for icy areas and plan extra time for traveling.

“And don’t do any unnecessary driving,” Allard said.

Chemung County Sheriff Christopher J. Moss said there were some minor accidents on I-86 and in the Big Flats/Horseheads areas Tuesday and with rain and snow likely on its way Tuesday evening, drivers will probably have a slippery ride home from work.