The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Vermont until early Saturday morning. Forecasters say the storm could include wind, snow, sleet, rain, and freezing rain. Many areas are currently seeing snow, and it could change over to sleet, rain, or freezing rain later this afternoon in time for the afternoon commute.
As the storm may adversely affect roads during the evening commute, drivers are encouraged to drive according to road conditions, leaving plenty of room between themselves and other cars on the road, slowing down if conditions deteriorate, or putting off travel until conditions improve.
Snow and ice on trees and power lines would also create the potential for power outages. Homeowners are reminded as always to have flashlights, a weather radio, and batteries on hand. Homeowners are also asked to check in on elderly neighbors or those neighbors who may have special needs, should the power go out.
Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the state of Vermont. Municipalities that may require assistance during any adverse weather can call VEM at (800) 347-0488.