Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
Dear Neighbor, A Winter Storm Warning is in effect frommidnighttonight until 6 pmtomorrow. With conditions expected to worsen on highways and streets, I urge everyone to take caution while traveling and to avoid all unnecessary travel. The following are the latest updates and closures:
Alternate side parking suspended for snow; meters in effect.
Garbage has been suspended for tomorrow.
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What to Expect:
Snow accumulations: 8 to 12 inches, to begin at midnight.
Timing: Late tonight through Thursday.
Impacts: Hazardous/dangerous travel due to snow covered roads and poor visibilities. Blowing and drifting snow is likely. Local power outages with downed trees and power lines possible.
Winds: North 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Visibilities: One quarter mile or less at times.
Temperatures: Falling into the 20s.
Tips for Staying Safe
These are a few helpful tips to keep you and your family safe and healthy during severe weather:
Stay alert of changing weather conditions and avoid all unnecessary travel.
Check on relatives, friends and neighbors who may need help preparing for the storm.
Avoid overexerting yourself. Cold Weather and unfamiliar exercise can worsen heart conditions. Take frequent breaks and drink lots of water.
Offer help to senior citizens and those needing special assistance.
When clearing cars of snow, be sure to uncover muffler exhaust pipes before warming your cars up. Snow cover can trap carbon monoxide in the vehicle leading to serious injury or death.
Wear appropriate attire. Wear a hat, gloves, and a scarf and insulate with additional clothing layers to avoid hypothermia and frostbite.