Journey Discouraged Throughout Weekend Storm

The Nationwide Climate Service is forecasting a number of massive winter storms to affect Madera County this weekend. Snow is predicted to succeed in as little as 1500-2000 toes, and rain is projected from Friday by means of subsequent week.

The Madera County Workplace of Emergency Companies encourages native residents to start getting ready for the upcoming storm now. Present energy outages are anticipated to be restored by Friday night time, however extra outages could also be imminent relying on the severity of the storm.

Leisure journey is strongly discouraged throughout this time. Roads will likely be moist and circumstances could also be hazardous. A lot of the Sierra Nationwide Forest will likely be beneath snow. Please keep residence and should you should journey, train excessive warning and be ready with correct security gear, together with chains.

Bear in mind to STOP in hazardous circumstances:

S – STAY: In case your automobile will get caught, the best choice is to stick with your automobile. Don’t go away your automobile or different members of your group. Your possibilities of being discovered shortly improve should you keep collectively and along with your automotive.
T – TURN AROUND…BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE: If snow begins overlaying the roadway, it is perhaps time to show again.
O – OWNERSHIP: You’re chargeable for your personal security and rescue isn’t a assure.
P – PREPARE AND TRAIN: Convey the gear you want and know easy methods to use it earlier than you journey.

For detailed climate forecasts, please go to https://www.climate.gov/hnx/

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