UPDATE: Chandler lifts Level One roadway advisory
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:22 AM
The Level Two snow
emergency for Putnam County was reduced by Putnam County Sheriff Michael
Chandler to a Level 1 at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. A Level
One roadway advisory means roadways are snow covered and icy. The
Putnam County Sheriff's office advises motorists to drive carefully.
According to official weather observer Guy Verhoff there was 11 inches of snow following Monday night's snowfall. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Putnam County roads went quickly from a level 1 road advisory to a level 2 road advisory Monday night. Freezing rain, blowing and heavy snowfall made the roads hazardous. At times heavy snow made visibility almost zero. According to official weather observer 3.2 inches of snow fell on Monday night. Winds were blowing 20-25 miles per hour during the night.
The National Weather Service is predicting the possibility of severe thunderstorms on Thursday along with the possibility of a half inch of rain. Temperatures will climb to the lower 50's on Thursday, resulting in significant melting snow which could result in some localized flooding.