As we head into the evening hours, we are showing that the snowfall from this storm will be tapering down in the early evening hours. There are not a lot of changes in our strategy so far, but we will be looking to make some tweaks to our operational plan as we get into the evening hours, especially with the temperatures continuing to fall and the winds continuing to elevate. We are remaining on the 12-hour shift this evening knowing that we are going into the toughest part of this battle.
We know that we are looking at wind gusts to reach 30-50 mph. We know that we are looking at bitter cold wind chills ranging from -15 to -35F. We know that travel will be impacted in our area going into the weekend with icy and snow-covered roads. What we don’t know is what effects the blowing and drifting snow will cause for our snow plow crews and the motorists traveling in the area as we get further into tomorrow and tomorrow night.
Once again we ask for everyone to drive slowly, with caution and patience.