WINTER STORM WARNING issued for area

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A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued by the National Weather Service for 6 p.m. this evening until midnight Wednesday night, March 6.

Hampshire County, the Potomac Highlands, the Eastern Panhandle, Western Maryland and the Shenandoah Valley can expect 10 to 15 inches of snow.

Rain mixing with snow will begin late this afternoon and change to all snow by early this evening. Snow will continue tonight  through Wednesday and then taper off Wednesday evening. The heaviest snow will occur between 3 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition to causing travel problems during this period, the heavy, wet snow could also bring down power lines and tree limbs. The wind will pick up during the day on Wednesday from 15-25 mph.

Needless to say, this is going to be one of the largest storms this region has seen in a couple of years.

If you need to travel Tuesday night through Wednesday night, take plenty of extra time to reach your destination. Ensure you have an emergency kit in your trunk.

A WINTER STORM WARNING means heavy snow is expected. Strong winds are also expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.


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