ALBANY COUNTY, N.Y. -- "Out here there's a lot of blind curves and hills," said Albany County Deputy Sheriff James Waldo.
Add snow and ice, and driving Route 443 and Route 85, also called the "Letter S", can be dangerous for anyone.
Waldo said, "We've had issues where one of our patrol cars was hit by a car sliding down the hill."
"Weather like this you have to be careful you have to be patient regardless of where you're going. Always drive slower than the recommended speed, even if you have four wheel drive or all wheel drive, it doesn't matter, it can be icy under anything," explained Albany County Deputy Sheriff Matt Rimmer.
If anyone is ever left stranded, the Albany County Sheriff's department is prepared.
Waldo said, "Unfortunately there's not a lot of us out here, so we have to use what we have. If you're by yourself then you have to set up as many flares as possible, hopefully nobody else will come flying around the corner and cause another accident."
"You get to take everything you've been learning the last six months at the academy and the last month of field training and you get to apply it, so it's exciting to see the different experiences you go through, and how your training goes with everything," Rimmer added.
Waldo suggested, "Stay home, but if you have to go out and it's work related, just take your time that's all."