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WEATHER ADVISORY: Storm Expected To Create Dangerous Driving Conditions

Dec 22, 2017 02:27AM ● By Bill Gilman
Atty. Paul King

 The winter storm expected to roll through the Merrimack Valley Friday and into Saturday won't bring heavy snow but will make the roads extremely dangerous.
According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the region from 7 a.m. Friday through Noon Saturday.
Just 2-4 inches of snow are predicted but mixed precipitation throughout the day and evening, coupled with sub-freezing temperatures, is expected to make the roads very icy.
In anticipation of the storm, Tewksbury and Dracut public schools will be releasing students early on Friday.
Here is the complete advisory:
WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. The ice will result in
difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to
4 inches and ice accumulations of up to one quarter of an inch
are expected.
* WHERE...Much of Massachusetts.
* WHEN...From 7 AM Friday to noon EST Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling
from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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