Ice storm will make for hazardous driving

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Presbyterian Road in Albion is lined with trees near the Ridgeway town line. The National Weather Service warns that freezing rain tonight could make roads hazardous and stress trees. This photo was taken at about noon today.

An ice storm warning is in effect for Orleans County today until about noon on Sunday, the National Weather Service has advised.

Orleans, Genesee, Niagara, Monroe and northern Erie are all included in the warning. Those areas could get a half inch to an inch of ice, making driving dangerous. The buildup of ice may bring down tree limbs and knock out power.

“Roads will become very slick in some locations tonight, especially on bridges,” the NWS advised.

The Weather Service recommended postponing any travel.

“If you lose power and plan on running a generator, make sure that the generator is located outdoors and is properly ventilated,” NWS said.

Orleans also remains under a flood warning until 9 p.m. today.

The area was again blanketed by fog today. This photo shows a farm on Knowlesville Road in the town of Ridgeway.

The big grain facility at the corner of Knowlesville Road and Route 31, normally very hard to miss, was covered in fog earlier today.