Lake Effect Snow Bringing a More Few Feet to Tug Hill, a Few Inches to CNY
The worst of the winter storm is over for parts of New York while other areas will still see blizzard conditions and 1 to 2 more feet of snow.
The Blizzard Warning for Northern Oneida County is cancelled but remains in effect for the Tug Hill region and Herkimer and Hamilton counties. Here's the latest warnings and advisories.
Additional lake effect snow showers develop Friday night in Northern and Southern Oneida counties and will continue through Saturday. A few inches of snow is possible but windy conditions will cause occasional blowing and drifting.
There's a Winter Weather Advisory from 7pm Friday to 1pm Saturday in Onondaga and Madison counties, including Syracuse, Hamilton, and Oneida.
2 to 5 inches of lake effect snow is expected, creating slippery road conditions for the evening commute. Wind gusts up to 30 mph may lead to occasional blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibility.
Tug Hill/Lake Ontario Region
A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 4pm Friday for Oswego, Jefferson and Lewis counties, including the cities of Oswego, Watertown, and Lowville.
Another 1 to 2 feet of snow is expected today with winds gusting as high as 45 mph along the Eastern Lake Ontario Region.
Travel will continue to be very difficult to impossible with blowing and drifting snow significantly reducing visibility. T
A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 4pm Friday in Northern Herkimer and Hamilton counties, including the cities of Big Moose, Eagle Bay, McKeever, Old Forge, Atwell, Nobleboro, Northwood, Long Lake, Sabattis, Hoffmeister, and Wells.
Blizzard conditions will continue near and north of Route 28. 3 to 8 inches of snow is expected across the extreme northern portions of Herkimer and Hamilton counties with winds gusting as high as 30 mph.
Travel could be very difficult with areas of blowing snow significantly reducing visibility.
A ban on empty tractor trailers on a portion of the New York State Thruway has been cancelled.
If you're planning to travel, you can check road conditions anywhere in New York, anytime at 511NY.org. Get up to date traffic news, receive alerts and plan your route. You can even sign up to have travel alerts sent right to your phone.
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Winter Weather Preparation:
- 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.