UPDATED: Winter Storm Warning from SUN 1:00 PM EST until MON 1:00 PM EST


Early Morning Snowstorm on Bridge

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Action Recommended

Make preparations per the instructions

Issued By

Pittsburgh - PA, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Portions of east central Ohio. Portions of northwest, southwest, and western Pennsylvania. Portions of northern and the northern panhandle of West Virginia

Description

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST MONDAY...

WHAT... Heavy snowfall expected. Total snow accumulations between 6 and 13 inches and ice accumulations in the WV ridges of around a light glaze.
WHERE... Portions of east central Ohio. Portions of northwest, southwest, and western Pennsylvania. Portions of northern and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.
WHEN... Until 1 PM EST Monday.
IMPACTS... Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning commute.

Wind speeds are expected to increase on Monday to near 30 mph for higher elevations. Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Persons should delay all travel if possible. If travel is absolutely necessary, drive with extreme caution and be prepared for sudden changes in visibility. Leave plenty of room between you and the motorist ahead of you, and allow extra time to reach your destination. Avoid sudden braking or acceleration, and be especially cautious on hills or when making turns. Make sure your car is winterized and in good working order.

Dangerous conditions are expected along Interstate 80 for the next several hours. Remember, 'Pull Aside, Stay Alive'.


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