We're expecting some nasty weather which will cause hazardous driving conditions, heavy snow, and possible power outages. Get prepared now. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Strom Warning from 1 pm Monday through Tuesday afternoon. A winter storm warning is issued when seven or more inches of snow or sleet is expected in the next 24 hours, or 1/2 inch or more of accretion of freezing rain is expected. A warning is used for winter weather conditions posing a threat to life and property.

We're expecting a heavy snow with gusty winds over 40 mph. That could lead to many power outages in CNY. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for that possibility. Better to be safe than sorry.

Before Power Outage

  • Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
  • Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
  • Have some food available that you don't need to cook.
  • Download the 96.1 The Eagle Mobile App. You’ll receive local alerts, weather reports and more with push notification for breaking news.

Bonus Video:

More From 96.1 The Eagle