Before climate change and, in this part of the country, global warming, the Hudson River would freeze over solid, from Rockland to Westchester. An eighty-year old friend told stories of walking across it, skating over it, and sledding into it.
He also said “friends” of his would drive their cars right off of River Road onto the frozen river, to ostensibly hone their “winter driving” abilities.
That was sixty years ago. There are no fun and games at this river crossing anymore.
The Tappan Zee handles over 150,000 cars per day, deals with an average of three accidents per day, and is operating well over capacity, though the Thruway...