Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter Storm Warning

The original forecasts predicting snowfall have come very short of what the meterologists are calling for currently. According to most, the Shore will see about an inch of snow Friday night and anywhere between 6-10 inches throughout the day Saturday. The chance of snowfall this weekend is 100%.

With that in mind, it important to take the following precautions. Make sure your vehicle is winter ready. Andy Linton, Service Manager at Midway Chevrolet in Pocomoke City, says if you are driving, it is important to make sure your car is snow ready.

Linton advises motorists, "If you have to go out in the snow, the best thing to do is to make sure your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread, all your lights are working properly and that you have a good set of wiper blades on your vehicle."

Linton also has pointers for you if you should get into an accident, "the best thing you can do is call a tow service. Dont try to push the car out, just turn on your hazard lights and call a tow service."

Linton added, the best thing to do is not to drive in these conditions.

If you should drive, be sure to keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles, be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots, bridges and overpasses. When driving on ice, dont slam on your brakes and turn slowly because sudden changes can cause your car to spin out of control. For the latest road conditions, stay tuned to WESR or call 511.

Do y'all have your fresh bread, milk, eggs and toilet paper? No? Better run and get it before we get a 1/2 inch of snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area, we could get "up to 4 inches of snow" WOW!!!

When I was a youngun we used to get a foot a few times a year and that didn't stop us and we didn't see a car in the ditch every 1/2 mile. Now people run off the road while the roads are still clear, the falling snow must be hypnotizing.

We might get an inch or two, I hope we get 3 feet.

Anyway stay safe and enjoy the rare white stuff.

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