The forecasters got it right, the winter storm began as snow and will end with bitter cold temperatures through Tuesday.  This morning we start below zero and won’t warm up maybe until mid-week when we could get back into the 20s and 30s.  Roads are snow and ice covered with some patches of pavement, but authorities recommend you postpone travel if possible today.  Total snowfall across the Riverbend is between 10-12 inches.

For those heading to work, authorities also suggest you have a full tank of gas, have your cell phone charged and take extra clothing and a blanket in case you have problems.  And give yourself extra time to get to where you are going.  For those heading out to stores or businesses, call ahead first to make sure they are open. 

If you need to do business at the Z-1570 studios, you might consider waiting until later in the week as there are very few places to park on the streets surrounding the building due to snow and ice.

 

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