More Winter weather is on the way. Snow, sleet and freezing rain will move into central New York for your Tuesday commute, making travel difficult. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches and ice accumulations of around a tenth of an inch possible.

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* WHERE...Oneida, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Chenango and Otsego counties.

* WHEN...From Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. Precipitation starts as snow Tuesday morning then changes to sleet Tuesday afternoon and evening, then to freezing rain Tuesday night. Snow and ice amounts will vary depending on how quickly the changeover occurs.

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Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute on Tuesday. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph combined with the snow and ice could cause isolated power outages.


Winter Weather Preparation:

  • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
  • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
  • Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
  • Download the BIG FROG 104 APP. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notifications.

Power Outages

Get up to information on power outages throughout Central New York; where it’s out and when it’ll be restored with National Grid’s Power Outage Map.

National Grid also offers text alerts on the latest efforts to restore power.

To receive free text message alerts and updates, text the word STORM to NGRID (64743). E-mail alerts are available to customers who create an online profile on the company’s website. All alert services can be started and stopped at the customer’s request.

You can even report power outages or get the latest information at National Grid’s website.

Power Outage Preparation:

*Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
*Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
*Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
*Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
* Download the Big Frog 104 App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notification.