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Center receives 2-inch snowfall, caution urged this morning for "Black Ice"

A pretty good snowfall event yesterday across the area that saw light to sometimes heavy, wet sticking snow that soon dissipated and even led to a brief period of sunshine and above freezing temperatures by early to mid afternoon.


During the height of the snow, bridges and overpasses became covered making travel dangerous in many locations. There were a number of auto accidents, especially on bridges and overpasses as motorist were asked to slow down with the forming of ice.


According to official weather observer Jim Forbes, Center received a 2 inch snowfall event. Figure in the rain, freezing rain and snow, he said it produced .60 inches of moisture. The mercury rose to a high of 38 degrees, which Jim said was short lived.


With melting snow comes a threat of Black Ice. As temps climbed and melting occurred and overnight lows dipped back to below freezing for several hours, this allows for the redevelopment of Black Ice on bridges and overpasses as well as some roadways.


This threat will linger through mid to late morning today. Motorist should use extreme caution and be aware of those Black Ice areas. Highs today should warm to the mid 40s.

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