WATERTOWN — A lake-effect snowstorm is hovering over the city Christmas morning. Large snowflakes blown by the wind are accumulating at the rate of 2 to 4 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
In the city, main roads are largely well plowed, but side streets have several inches of snow.
A travel ban for Jefferson County remains in effect. Drivers are expected to stay off the streets. A state of emergency continues.
During a reporter’s trip down Washington Street to Public Square just before 11 a.m. a few private vehicles were seen along with a police car and an ambulance.
Visibility on Washington Street is just a few feet. Street lights appear to be floating in a white cloud, beaming red, yellow and green.
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