13 inches of snow could hit Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers  – Snow falls at the Main and State Street intersection in Albion at about 8 p.m. today with the First Presbyterian Church in the background.

Snow-weary Orleans County should brace for more of the white stuff. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Orleans from 10 a.m. Sunday until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Orleans, Genesee and Livingston counties could see 9 to 13 inches in the storm, according to the Weather Service.

That breaks down to 2 to 3 inches Sunday, 3 to 5 inches on Sunday night, 2 to 4 inches on Monday and 1 to 2 inches on Monday night.

A winter storm warning is issued when severe winter weather is expected. Heavy snow and/or ice will cause hazardous driving conditions, the Weather Service said.

“If you will be traveling in the warning area you should choose an alternate route if possible, or you should use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable,” the Weather Service said. “If you lose power and plan on running a generator make sure that the generator is located outdoors and is properly ventilated.”

The Weather Service also said space heaters should be properly ventilated and used only if they are operating properly. Make sure snow does not block exhausts and fresh air intakes for high efficiency furnaces and water heaters.

Snow falls by a traffic light on Main Street with the Orleans County Courthouse in background in this photo from about 8 p.m. today.