Worcester County Emergency Services Urges Winter Storm Preparedness

 

With wind and snow accumulations anticipated to begin early Monday morning, March 2, 2014, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urge residents to remain indoors and stay off the roads if at all possible.

Current forecasters indicate Worcester County can expect to receive between 2 and 5 inches of snow. The snow at the onset will be a wet heavy snow that later transitions to a powdery snow during the day. The storm also has the potential to cause minor Atlantic coastal flooding.

Weather conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly beginning early Monday morning. The potential exists for snow to occur in heavy bands during the day, which will make driving a challenge. Winds will be from the north at 15-25 mph.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through Wednesday. Those who must venture out are strongly urged to exercise caution, as slick conditions and low visibility will make driving hazardous.

Bundle up if headed outdoors, and exercise extreme caution. Wear layers of lightweight clothing that can be added to or removed as needed and protect extremities by wearing gloves and hats, and be sure to protect pets from the cold as well by bringing them indoors and assuring they have access to unfrozen water.

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