SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: National Weather Service Issues Ice Storm Warning for Westchester County as Massive Storm Bears Down on East Coast

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NOAA Forecast Feb1 2011 The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning for Westchester County

Alert: A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL BRING ICY CONDITIONS TO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY

New Rochelle Buildings Department and Fire Department Issuing Warning of Risk of Roof Collapse

American Red Cross Urges Preparedness As Damaging Winter Storm Threatens About 100 Million People

Con Edison on the Alert for Snow, Sleet and Severe Ice Accretion, Expecting Falling Tree Limbs, Downed Power Lines

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY

* LOCATIONS...INTERIOR PORTIONS OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY AND NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARDS...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1/4 TO 1/2 OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN...MIXED WITH SLEET...WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING. FREEZING RAIN WILL TAPER OFF THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY EVENING. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS...WITH TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES LIKELY BEING FELLED AND ROADS BECOMING TREACHEROUS.

Instructions: AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT ADD TO THE DANGER.

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