The National Weather Service in North Webster has issued a Winter Storm Watch for counties in northern Indiana beginning Saturday afternoon and remaining in effect until Sunday Afternoon.
THREAT: Heavy snow is likely with total accumulations of between 5 to 9 inches possible.
IMPACTS: Snow covered roads will lead to hazardous driving conditions Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon/evening. Hazardous driving conditions could lead to an increase in the number of slide offs and accidents.
PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: PREPAREDNESS ACTION: Stay informed about current conditions through local news sources and the National Weather Service. If you must go out, give yourself plenty of extra time to reach your destination. S-L-O-W down and adjust your following distance. Clean snow from your windshield, head and tail lights. Keep your gas tank at least half full.
Put together an Emergency Kit for your vehicle:
Your kit should include:
o Mobile phone charger
o Extra clothing, blankets or a sleeping bag
o Flashlight and extra batteries
o Jumper cables
o Tow strap
o Small tool kit
o Emergency flares
o Sand or cat litter for traction
o Windshield scraper and brush
o High-calorie, non-perishable food
o First-aid kit
o Toilet paper
o Waterproof matches or lighter