Winter storm warning issued for Oneida, northern Herkimer counties

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Residents of the Mohawk Valley may not only have to contend with plunging temperatures this weekend. A winter storm watch and winter weather advisory have been issued for Oneida and northern Herkimer counties, according to a notice released Saturday afternoon by the National Weather Service in Albany.

Winter storm watch will be in effect from Sunday afternoon through late Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. The winter weather warning will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Oneida County and from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday in northern Herkimer County.

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Snow of up to two inches is expected during the winter weather advisory, with heavy lake-effect snow over seven inches and possible slight ice glaze during winter storm monitoring, the NWS reports. In northern Herkimer County the snow band is expected to be predominantly south of Highway 28

Travel could be difficult due to road conditions and reduced visibility, especially for commuters on Monday, the NWS advises.

H. Rose Schneider is the public safety reporter for the Observer-Dispatch. Email Rose at [email protected]

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