Sheriff encourages drivers to use caution tonight

February 19, 2013

By Alan Neushwander
MCP Correspondent

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until noon Wednesday for Mason County. Whiteout conditions have created hazardous driving conditions throughout much of the day Tuesday.

“Due to moderate snow falling and sustained winds out of west at 10-20 MPH roads are drifting with some secondary roads down to one lane,” said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “Blowing snow will create visibility issues which will only get worse as night falls.”

Sheriff Cole says deputies have responded to several minor crashes throughout the day.
“We are asking people to take their time, know their route, drive with headlights on, do their best to keep tail lights clear of snow and be cautious of vehicles in front of them.”

Snow showers are expected to continue through Wednesday morning with up to six inches of snow expected in some areas. Westerly winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 miles per hour will create blowing and drifting snow.

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