Winter Storm Gets Worse in Central New York Making Commute Near Impossible
The Winter storm is getting worse. We've went from an Advisory to a Storm Warning. The National Weather Service says parts of central New York will see heavy snow with 1 to 2 inches per hour, making the commute 'very difficult to near impossible.'
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 7pm Wednesday, November 28.
WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches in the valleys and 6 to 12 inches in the higher elevations. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph.
WHERE...Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Southern Oneida and Cortland Counties.
WHEN...Snow will continue through the afternoon with heavier snow expected tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow intensities will be less than 1 inch per hour during the afternoon with between 1 and 2 inches per hour tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow will taper in intensity Wednesday afternoon.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible mainly in the higher elevations. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Interstate 81 between Syracuse and Marathon could become very dangerous especially over the higher terrain.
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 STATION App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notifications.