Winter Storm Warning Issued for Passaic and Bergen Counties Tuesday – Up to 10 Inches of Snow
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Sunday at 3:27 PM valid for Tuesday between 1 AM and 6 PM for Passaic and Bergen counties.
“Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches,” the weather service describes.
The weather service comments: “Travel may be very difficult. Hazardous conditions may impact commuting on Tuesday morning.” “If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your car in case of an emergency. Check your local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.”
Driving safely in winter: expert advice from the weather service for difficult conditions
Winter weather can make driving dangerous, resulting in more than 6,000 weather-related deaths and more than 480,000 injuries each year. When traveling during snow or freezing rain, prioritize safety by slowing down. In near-freezing temperatures, it is safe to assume icy conditions on the roads and adjust your driving accordingly. Be careful of ice accumulating on power lines or tree branches, which can lead to breakage and fall hazards. If possible, avoid driving in such conditions. If you have to venture out, choose routes with fewer trees and power lines. Never touch a downed power line, and immediately call 911 if you encounter one. Here are additional winter driving tips from the weather service:
1. Share your travel plans:
When heading out of town in dangerous winter weather, be sure to inform family or friends of your destination, intended route, and estimated time of arrival.
2. Prepare your car:
Make sure your tank is full and your vehicle is stocked with winter essentials, including a windshield scraper, jumper cables, a small shovel, flashlight, cell phone, blanket, extra warm clothes, drinking water, and non-perishable high-calorie foods.
3. Be calm when you’re stranded:
If you’re stranded, stay calm. Report your condition and location to someone. Avoid trying to walk to safety. Signal that you need help by attaching a cloth to your car’s antenna or mirror, and make your car more visible with dome light and flashers
4. Beware of snow plows:
Watch the snow plows and allow plenty of room to pass. Only pass a plow when you have a clear view of the road ahead.
5. Check road conditions:
Before embarking on your trip, check current road conditions to make informed travel decisions.
Stay safe on winter roads with valuable winter driving tips from the weather service, and reduce the risk of accidents during difficult weather conditions.
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