BLIZZARD WARNING ISSUED: Be Prepared, follow “Snow Parking” signs

Alternate side (street sweeper) parking regulations are suspended for Friday February 8, 2013.  Follow “Snow Covered Roadway” signs all day Friday and Saturday, until roads are clear.  

  • THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING, FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY.
  • HAZARD TYPES:  HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.
  • SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 14 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS WITHIN DEVELOPING SNOW BANDS.
  • WINDS:  NORTH 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
  • TEMPERATURES:  FALLING INTO THE 20S BY FRIDAY EVENING.
  • VISIBILITIES:  ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.
  • TIMING:  THE STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.
  • IMPACTS:  HEAVY SNOW AND WINDS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS.
  • IN ADDITION, SOME TREE LIMBS WILL BE DOWNED, CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

Residents should:

Monitor the weather;  keep flashlights and cell phones charged in case of a power outage; stay off the roads and indoors during the storm;