The winter storm headed this way “has the potential to be the worst we’ve faced (this year),” says Wyoming County Director of Emergency Services Dean Meadows.
Snow is expected to begin this evening and continue through the night. Totals in Wyoming County could reach 6 to 10 inches.
“As far as the amount of snow and that it’s wet, heavy snow, this could be the worst storm we’ve faced this winter,” Meadows commented.
“It makes traveling very treacherous, and it’s the kind of snow that brings down trees,” he noted. “And that can cause power outages.”
Overnight temperatures are expected to be in the teens and low 20s, so severe cold is not the big threat this time.
“The face that the snow is doing to be heavy means that people are more likely to be isolated,” said Meadows.
“The people of Wyoming County do a great job (of getting ready for storms),” he commented. “Just be prepared and make sure you’re well stocked up with food and have an alternative heat source.
“They should also check with the proper authorities to see if there are shelters available,” Meadows commented.
He said a number of shelters are currently on stand-by.