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Orange Is In Good Hands Today

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Nov 152018
 

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The Orange Highway Department has tested all its equipment, and the trucks are ready to roll when the first flakes fall this afternoon.

Highway Foreman Don Foyer said the town uses straight salt on the roads and they are all set to get out there to make things safe for drivers today.

“We can handle whatever comes and we’re ready,” he said.

Editor’s Note: The forecast along the coast is calling for a little less accumulation than inland areas, but slippery is slippery, so be careful out there this afternoon and evening. 

If you can, stay home and off the roads. Even if you know your car can handle the conditions, there’s always someone out there that’s going to be in a hurry and a little reckless and that’s how accidents happen. 

Winter Weather Advisory: Snow, Ice, Slippery Conditions Today

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Nov 152018
 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 2 p.m. this afternoon to 11 p.m.

Mixed precipitation is expected with up to two inches of snow with a light glaze of ice on top. Winds may gust up to 35 mph.

Plan for slippery road conditions up to 11 p.m.

The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Don’t forget to wear warm footwear with traction, the roads aren’t the only surfaces that will be slippery.

Know your vehicle’s capabilities, take it easy, keep a respectable distance between your car and other vehicles. Check traffic reports before venturing out and plan your trip accordingly. Keep an eye out for other drivers who may not be operating as safely as they should be.

Be careful out there and even if it takes longer than you’d like, get back home to your family safely tonight.

Newest Weather Alert: Be Careful Of Icy Conditions

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Feb 082018
 

From the National Weather Service:

Some Icy Conditions Develop Overnight into Early Thursday.

With temperatures dropping well below freezing overnight into Thursday morning, any remaining areas of standing water will freeze, creating ice. This will lead to slippery conditions on any untreated surfaces.

Use extra care and caution if outside and traveling.

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Until 1 p.m.

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Jan 112015
 

winter-weather-advisoryA Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility and use caution while driving.

What to expect:

Ice accumulations up to around 1/10 inch with snow accumulations of less than 1/2 inch.

Southwesterly winds 5-10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Temperatures in the mid to upper 20s tonight, rising to the upper 30s by 1 p.m. Monday.

Precipitation develops after midnight. The heaviest of the wintry precipitation will fall during the morning commute.

Precipitation changes to plain rain by Monday afternoon.

Hazardous travel is expected Monday morning due to icy roadways and walkways.

Be prepared to leave a few minutes earlier for wherever you are going and drive at a reasonable speed leaving plenty of room between yourself and other vehicles.

Remember to downshift to a lower gear if necessary and never slam on your brakes if you’re on slippery roads.

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Til 1 AM Thursday

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Nov 252014
 

winterweatheradvisoryThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Wether Advisory for snow which is in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday.

It calls for a snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches for our area.

According to the report, we should expect a mix of rain and snow tomorrow morning that should change to mostly snow by early afternoon.

There may be periods of rain mixing in even during the afternoon hours.

The snow will significantly impact holiday travel, making driving dangerous at times.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing ran will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.