Winter Operations: Jan. 31, 2013
The National Weather Service forecast is:
- Tonight: Cloudy. Snow showers...mainly this evening. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows 10 to 15. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent. Wind chill as low as 5 below after midnight.
- Friday: Partly cloudy in the morning...then clearing. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill as low as 5 below in the morning.
City crews are responding to a bout of snow that begin passing through the area earlier this evening.
Cold temperatures and quickly falling snow has resulted in slick driving conditions on many area roadways.
Throughout the evening, crews will focus on treating primary roadways and main thoroughfares. Residential roadways will begin to receive treatment once precipitation has subsided and once hazardous conditions on primary roads have been improved.
The primary focus tonight will be on making roadways as safe as possible for the morning commute.
Anyone on area roadways this evening should use extreme caution as roads are slick and hazardous.
If possible, plan for extra travel time for any early morning travel.
As with any winter weather event, drive smart and stay safe.