A travel advisory has been put in place by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office due to lake effect snow settling over the area.
The lake effect snow warning issued by the National Weather Service lasts until 7 p.m. Thursday for the Eastern Lake Ontario region. Wind gusts as high as 40 mph are predicted and snow accumulations of two to three feet could fall on the Tug Hill plateau.
“If traveling, be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities,” the advisory reads.
The National Weather Service in Buffalo was predicting that the band was going to drop south with a snowfall rate of 2 to 4 inches an hour as it drops south through Watertown before beginning to focus on northern parts of Tug Hill.
One to two feet of snow on the Tug Hill was expected Wednesday night.
The band is projected to stay on southern Jefferson and Lewis counties with snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches an hour. Another 2 to 3 feet are expected in southern Jefferson County through Thursday.
A news release from the city of Watertown states that Department of Public Works crews are focusing efforts on main streets and roads with hills with side streets next.
They say that roads are passable, but slippery.
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