Winter storm warning Tuesday

Heavy snowfall and some sleet are expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 1 p.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday for northern New York and south-central Vermont. The Weather Service predicts a total snow and sleet accumulation of 6 to 12 inches over the whole region, “with localized amounts up to 15 inches over northern New York and southeast upslope sections of the Green Mountains in Vermont.”

The snow is expected to start Tuesday afternoon and get heavier by the evening.

“A mix with sleet is expected Tuesday night, mainly across the northern Adirondacks and south-central Vermont,” the Weather Service wrote in its warning. “Snow will gradually taper off by Wednesday afternoon. Snow covered roadways and visibility reduced to one-half mile at times will create hazardous driving conditions, especially during the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes.”

The Weather Service added, “A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Please allow extra time if travel is necessary.”

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