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Be Careful: Watch For Black Ice

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Jan 152017
 

Weather warning: Patchy black ice develops tonight into early Monday.

The snow has melted and with temperatures expected to fall below freezing across the region, the residual moisture will refreeze.

Slippery conditions are anticipated on roads and sidewalks, so proceed with extra caution, drive slowly and give yourself extra time if you have to venture out.

Get Ready For the Arctic Chill

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Feb 112016
 

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.15.34 PMThe National Weather Service is warning us of the bone chilling cold coming in this weekend.

A wind chill watch is in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning
Get ready for extreme cold weather and wind chill values as low as 25-30 below zero, with the coldest wind chills Saturday night – Sunday morning.

The frigid air temperatures have the potential to result in frozen pipes, frostbite and hypothermia.

There are several things to consider when the temperatures dip below zero.

Even cleared roads can be deceptive, and you should be careful of black ice.

If it is necessary to shovel show during this cold snap, dress in layers and don’t overdo it. Protect your face and hands from possible frostbite

 

In freezing conditions, some may be tempted to supplement their furnaces with space heaters. If you do, remember to keep flammable materials away from the heaters, but the best idea is to refrain from using them if possible.

Your pets are especially vulnerable in single digit weather. Remember, paws, which are bare skin, get frostbite just like humans do. Don’t let your dog (or cats) stay outside for any longer than necessary to do their business. When they come inside, wipe excess snow from their feet and even give them a massage until they are warmed up. If your pet has a coat, make sure to put it on them before they go outside.

Freezing temperatures can deaden vehicle batteries. To avoid it, drivers should crank the engine with their foot off the gas for no more than 15 seconds. If the vehicle doesn’t start, let the starter cool for five minutes, then try again, with the gas pedal floored.

For older cars with a carburetor, pump the gas twice, then holding the gas pedal halfway down while turning the key.

Bursting pipes in homes are a danger in freezing weather. Homeowners should keep sink cabinets open to allow warm air to circulate, and to run a thin stream of cold water through faucets.

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ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Until 9 a.m. Tuesday (Extremely Hazardous Travel Conditions)

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Feb 022015
 

winter-weather-advisoryA winter weather advisory has been issued for our area. Effective now through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Among the hazardous conditions are significant icing; northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph; temperatures of 6 to 20 above with wind chills of 0 to 10 below.

The advisory includes a warning of hazardous travel, especially on untreated surfaces due to snow and ice covered roads and walkways.

Scattered power outages are possible from falling tree limbs.

Significant black ice is expected to cause travel difficulties, so be prepared for slippery roads and use caution while driving.

BRRRRR Be Aware of Freezing Temperatures and Icy Conditions

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Dec 102013
 

icy-sidewalkBe extra careful when you venture outside, and make sure your pets to step lightly when they “go out.”

After the snowfall we saw today many roads and walkways are either wet or covered with snow and ice.

Temperatures are falling into the 20s tonight and through tomorrow morning and the standing water and slush will refreeze, making roads and sidewalks, especially those that are untreated, extremely slick.

Please be very careful and if you don’t have to go out, simply stay home.

 

Plunging Temperatures Mean Slippery Travel Conditions

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Mar 082013
 

Traffic Cam image from 11:20 p.m. Rt 15 NB Exit 55A - Wheelers Farm Road.

Traffic Cam image from 11:20 p.m. Rt 15 NB Exit 55A – Wheelers Farm Road.

Kevin is on a cruise, so someone has to let you know what’s going on weather wise. …

After the snowfall and cleanup today, many of the roadways are wet.

With temperatures dipping down into the 20s there WILL BE black ice to contend with overnight and on your morning commute.

Keep a reasonable distance between other cars and yourself while driving just in case you have to brake suddenly.

Whatever you do be careful, watch the other guy and stay safe if you have to go out.

Will schools be delayed tomorrow? We’ll see.