Big Post-Easter Snow Blow Heading To Central New York Tonight
It's the last thing we want following Easter - a snowstorm that may bring up to 11 inches of the white stuff with it! I know, it's hard to imagine now that we are already enjoying seeing spring flowers like daffodils, hyacinth, and other early-blooming flowers all around but that's exactly what's heading our way according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton.
A Winter Storm Warning is set to begin tonight at 6:00 pm (lasting until 12:00 pm Tuesday) for the following counties: Chenango, Delaware, Madison, Otsego, Oneida, and Sullivan. Heavy snow is expected with a range of 5 to 11 inches of accumulation. Unfortunately, it will be heavy snow which can be difficult to shovel and is also very slippery on roads and sidewalks. The additional threat with heavy snow is the potential for power outages as trees limbs fall under the heavy weight of the snow.
In some areas, the snow is expected to fall rapidly at times, at a rate of up to 3 inches an hour and we all know how dangerous traveling can be when that happens, with low visibility and very slick road conditions.
It sounds like it's a good idea to plan ahead for any necessary travel tomorrow morning. A great resource to get the latest road conditions in New York State is to call 5-1-1.
Depending on how severe this storm turns out to be, school closings and delays may very well come our way so keep an eye on our cancellations, closings, and delays page on this website.
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