Blizzard Warning Issued for Virginia Eastern Shore

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The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued a blizzard warning for all of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, effective 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, through 7 p.m. Saturday. Eight to 12 inches of snow are expected with winds gusting as high as 50 mph. PREPARE NOW.

The full briefing follows.

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of
  8 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE...In Maryland, Inland Worcester and Maryland Beaches
  Counties. In Virginia, Accomack and Northampton Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Gusty
  winds could bring down tree branches.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must
travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded,
stay with your vehicle.

For the latest road conditions in Virginia or Maryland, please
call 5 1 1. For the latest road information in North Carolina, go
to http://DriveNC.gov.
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