Commuting in the Hudson Valley isn't always easy. Congestion builds quickly and drivers can get more aggressive and even careless on the way home from work. It seems like the warm weather in the summer months only adds to the reckless driving.

You could be the most cautious driver in the Hudson Valley and it is still impossible to avoid accidents once in a while. Driving at any time has many risks. Driving at certain times of the day present more dangers.

When is the most dangerous time to commute?

According to, the most dangerous time to be on the roads is between 5 pm and 7 pm.

If you were traveling north on Rte 9 Tuesday afternoon at approximately 6 pm, you may have noticed some intense traffic. We received a message through our app that there was an accident on Rte 9 in Wappingers Falls heading north outside of Home Depot.

"Really bad accident on rte 9 in Wappingers at the Home Depot intersection. Ppl should take 9D or 376", Wappingers Falls - 08/02 @ 18:03pm)

A car hit an electric pole head-on and knocked it down.


We do not have many details yet. At least two cars were towed from the scene.

At this time we do not know what caused the crash or if any of the drivers involved in the accident were injured. You can download the app from the app store for free and you can stay updated on local traffic and news.

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