posted on December 21, 2012 11:16
A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Genesee County beginning at 4 this afternoon continuing to 4 p.m. tomorrow.
The advisory also includes Niagara, Orleans and Northern Erie Counties.
The National Weather Service says we can expect snow and blowing snow, accumulating an inch or less this afternoon, one to three inches tonight and two to three inches tomorrow.
Northwest winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour will produce blowing and drifting snow late tonight through tomorrow.
If you’re flying from either Buffaloor Rochesterin the near future, make sure to check your flight information in advance, as some flights are getting delayed as the day progresses.
Here is some advice from New York State Police:
In preparation for the first real snowfall for this season, the State Police encourage motorists to exercise due care over the next few days. There is expected to be significant snowfall through Saturday that will impact parts of Western New York.
The State Police will be out across the region checking all major routes of travel to ensure that motorists are as safe as possible. The State Police need your assistance to make this possible. Motorists traveling in areas impacted by the snow are asked to consider traveling only if necessary. Take into consideration snow accumulation on the roads, the current snowfall rate, the wind, and visibility. Use your best judgment to determine if driving is prudent.
Keep the following tips in mind:
-Get the latest weather forecast before leaving – www.weather.gov , monitor radio or TV stations or contact your nearest State Police station.
-Keep a full tank of gas.
-Make sure your fluid levels are sufficient ( windshield washer fluid, anti-freeze).
-Spare tire is sufficient and you have the jack and wheel wrench.
-Use headlights at all times to increase your visibility to others. Remember, if your windshield wipers are in use due to weather then your headlights must be on.
-Drive prudently. If the conditions are adverse you should decrease your speed accordingly.
-Brake early and correctly
-Be careful, snow and cold temperatures can create icy conditions. Pay particular attention on bridges and overpasses.
-Do NOT use cruise control. This decreases your reaction time to apply braking.
-Look out for events farther down the road. Creating more time to react can make a difference
-Be aware of snow plows, maintenance vehicles and emergency vehicles. Give them room to work
-If you do not absolutely have to go out on the roads, then don’t.
Be prepared. Be safe. Follow the state police on twitter- @nyspolice for updates.