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Lake Effect Snow To Impact Jefferson, Lewis and parts of Oswego counties

JEFFERSON NY – LEWIS NY – OSWEGO NY
155 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT CENTRAL JEFFERSON COUNTY AND FAR NORTHERN LEWIS COUNTY AS WELL AS AREAS IN NORTHEASTERN OSWEGO COUNTY.

AT 155 PM EST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SNOWFALL RATES OF 3  INCHES PER HOUR OR MORE AND VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

THIS LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND WAS LOCATED FROM ABOUT ADAMS TO HARRISVILLE.

SOME LOCATIONS AFFECTED BY THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW BAND INCLUDE:
WATERTOWN
FORT DRUM
HARRISVILLE

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 81 BETWEEN EXITS 41 AND 48.

TRAVEL ACROSS THE AREA WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT OR EVEN IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO THE VERY HEAVY SNOWFALL PRODUCING NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AND DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADWAYS.

TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

IF YOU MUST TRAVEL BE PREPARED BY HAVING AN EMERGENCY KIT – EXTRA BLANKETS AND WARM CLOTHING IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR VEHICLE HAS MECHANICAL PROBLEMS OR GETS STUCK.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FULLY CHARGED CELL PHONE.