Weather alerts for Tug Hill, Western NY upgraded to warnings for heavy snow


Syracuse, N.Y. — The National Weather Service has upgraded the weather alerts for Tug Hill and Western New York to winter storm warnings.

Twelve to 22 inches of snow, on top of what’s already fallen, is expected through 8 a.m. Thursday on the Tug Hill Plateau, and 8 to 16 inches could fall in the far southwestern corner of the state, the warnings said.

“Travel will be very difficult, including during the evening commute on Wednesday,” the Tug Hill warning said. “Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.”

The warnings are in effect for Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming and southern Erie counties in Western New York, and for Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties in Tug Hill.

The highest amounts will be over the Tug Hill Plateau and western foothills of the Adirondacks, the weather service said.

The weather service also warmed of 45 mph winds in Western New York that could bring down snow-covered tree limbs and cause power outages.

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2018-03-13 14:59:00

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