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Travel conditions will deteriorate this evening

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 March 2019 at 7:12 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: The East State Street sidewalk in Albion, by the former Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home, is pictured round 6 p.m. while snow was falling.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a special weather statement for Orleans County until 11 p.m.

“Travel conditions will deteriorate this evening,” the Weather Service said. “Periods of snow will continue through the evening hours across much of Western New York and points southeast and east of Lake Ontario.

“Snow has been melting on contact this afternoon and early evening due to warm pavement temperatures. The pavement temperatures will drop quickly after sunset, allowing snow to begin accumulating on roads.

“In addition, water from earlier melting snow may freeze, producing icy conditions on untreated paved surfaces. Motorists should be alert for deteriorating travel conditions after 8 p.m. with roads becoming snow covered and slippery in some areas. Sidewalks and parking lots may also become hazardous later this evening as icy spots develop.”

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