The Wood County region will be impacted by a winter weather event Wednesday, according to the Wood County Emergency Management Agency.
Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, freezing rain is expected to start transitioning to snow around 5 a.m. continuing into Thursday. The heaviest snowfall amounts will be late morning through Wednesday evening.
“Reviewing all the data we are getting, National Weather Service confidence is high on at least 4 inches or more of snow. Most estimates are favoring 5-6 inches total for this event,” the EMA said in a Monday release.
“We can expect sometime today to be placed under a Winter Weather Watch. If all goes as expected, we will be placed under a Winter Storm Warning by Wednesday.”
• With the temperatures being near 32F, icy roads can be expected Wednesday morning.
• Snowfall will cause some travel issues on the roads Wednesday morning, providing a false sense of security for the return trip in the afternoon.
• The afternoon commute will be impacted during the heaviest snowfall. The traffic will make it harder for road crews to keep the roads clean.
• If you can, reschedule your plans so you do not need to be traveling Wednesday.
• If you must travel, monitor conditions and road reports.
• Clear your car/ windows of ice and snow before leaving.
• Have you car safety kit ready: food, water, blanket, shovel, sand/ cat litter, reflectors, first aid supplies, flashlight, ice scrapper, jumper cables.
• Keep you cell phone charged.
• Make sure someone knows your estimated route and drive times.
• Keep your fuel tank at least half-full.