Lake effect advisory issued today for Orleans, Niagara

Staff Reports Posted 17 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Anna Geldard, an Albion High School student, took this photo of a sunset recently in her yard on Pine Hill Road in Barre.

The landscape is expected to get whiter today with 2 to 4 inches of snow forecast for Orleans and Niagara counties. The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow advisory for the two counties until 6 p.m. today.

“Most of the accumulation will come in a burst of heavy snow this afternoon,” the Weather Service said.

The snow will create hazardous driving conditions with snow-covered roads and low visibilities, as low as a quarter-mile at times, the Weather Service said.