Light snow is expected through the day on Sunday with the heavier snow not arriving until later on tonight. While many communities will see 6 plus inches of snow it is all going to come down to what happens during a six hour stretch of weather overnight tonight. This time period from 8pm through 2am on Monday morning could see some communities with snow rates approaching an inch an hour. Couple this with strong gusty winds and it could turn into a really big mess for area drivers. Visibilities will fall to less than a mile, roads will become snow covered and emergency crews could potentially become taxed. Due to this officials are asking that motorist stranded do not call 9-1-1 for roadside assitance or to inquire about road conditions. They ask that you have a local tow company’s number in your phone just in case you find yourself in an emergency. Phones should be nearly charged and on the charger if you have one for your vehicle. A roadside disaster kit with some bandaids, water, rags, and perhaps some wood chips should be placed in your vehicle. If you must hit the roads tonight make sure someone knows you are out and where you are headed. Finally if you don’t have to be out on roads it is always safer to just stay home.
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