Southern Litchfield Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 3:39 PM EST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3 PM EST

* what... heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday.
Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected.

* Where... southern Vermont, northwestern Connecticut, the
northern and central Taconics of east central New York and the
Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

* When... until 3 PM EST Wednesday.

* Additional details... be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times and snow covered roads. Maximum snowfall
rates of one inch per hour are expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an

Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 7:51 AM EST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Albany has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
southwestern Litchfield County in northern Connecticut...

* until 130 PM EST Thursday

* at 749 am EST, local law enforcement reported flooding continuing
along the Housatonic River at Kent due to an ice jam. Waters have
risen onto the Kent school Campus and frozen in place, surrounding
the ice rink. Route 7 in Kent remains closed between Route 341 and
Bulls Bridge. Schaghticoke Road and River Road also remain closed.

Another ice jam along the Housatonic is occurring at Lovers Leap
near New Milford, with water backed up into Addis park.

Flooding was also reported along the shepaug river in the town of
Roxbury close to Hodge Park due to ice jams.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by email at
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