Winter Operations: Feb. 4, 2013
The National Weather Service forecast is:
- This Afternoon: Snow. Snow accumulation an inch or less. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent.
- Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain in the evening...then a slight chance of snow after midnight. Additional snow accumulation less than an inch. Lows in the lower 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
As a potential winter weather event targets the area this afternoon and evening, crews are out ensuring area roadways have a protective coating of salt.
A protective layer is in place on primary City streets. Additionally, crews have been targeting residential streets this afternoon to help ensure those streets are ready as well.
Crews are geared up to fight the wintery mix of precipitation that may hit the area just in time for the evening commute.
Motorist should use caution as they head home this evening and during any overnight driving.
As with any winter weather event, travel with an emergency kit packed with items such as warm clothing, a blanket, an ice scraper, a cell phone, bottled water, energy snacks, and a shovel.