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Up to a foot of snow expected by Tuesday afternoon

Snow covers firewood stacked in anticipation of a fire at Berkeley Green in Saranac Lake Friday. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Between 6 inches and a foot of snow is predicted to fall on northern New York and much of Vermont between 1 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Tuesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning.

“Travel could be very difficult,” the NWS warning said. “The Tuesday morning commute will be impacted.

“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.”

The village of Lake Placid started its overnight street parking ban on Nov. 1, to allow for snow removal, but Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake’s don’t start until this Friday, Nov. 15. The village of Saranac Lake asked people to use common sense and get out of the way of plows.

“Given the expected snowfall totals over the next 24 hours, we recommend, for your safety and for those around you, that you do not park in any area that clearly inhibits effective snow removal between tonight and Thursday night,” Community Development Assistant Cassandra Hopkins said in an email.