Advisory: Alexandria prepares for impending winter storm. NWS has issued a Winter Storm Warning.
,The NWS HAS JUST ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SUNDAY TO 1 PM ESTMONDAY.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and ice...which is in effect from 1 am Sunday to 1 pm est Monday.
*Hazard types...heavy snow...sleet...and freezing rain.
Accumulations...snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches...along with around a tenth of an inch of ice.
Timing...a mix of snow...sleet...and freezing rain is expected tonight into Sunday before changing over to all snow Sunday night.
Impacts...significant amounts of snow and sleet along with a layer of ice will result in hazardous roads and reduced visibilities. travel Saturday night into Monday will be impacted.
From Alexandria Police:
Residents are asked to please REMOVE their vehicles from the streets when ever a Level 2 Travel Advisory is issued. Public Works crews can clear the streets of snow to include the mail box areas when there are no cars parked at the curbs. So please, pull your cars into your driveways just long enough for our crews to hit your street.
If you do not have to go out - DON'T. If you are a shut in or know of someone who is, please contact the Alexandria Police or Fire Department, and let us know who you are - 859-292-3622 or 911 is to the Campbell County Dispatch Center
If power is cut for any extended period of time, we will notify you if and when we open the Alexandria Community Center as a warming station. There you will be able to recharge medical devices, cell phones, etc.
If you are involved in an accident and your vehicle is movable, please exchange information and contact the Police for a civilian report form. During bad weather we only take reports where there are injuries or extended damage. If you are blocking a roadway, dial 911 immediately.