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Posted on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 5:03 p.m.

National Weather Service cautions motorists as snow moves into Ann Arbor area

By Cindy Heflin

The National Weather Service issued a special statement advising motorists to use caution on roads and freeways in the Ann Arbor area Tuesday evening as light to moderate snowfall spreads over the region.

The heaviest pockets of snow will reduce visibility to about a mile at times, the weather service said. Localized snowfall totals of about an inch are expected.

Forecasters said the snow would taper off to flurries after 7 p.m. and then end.

Wednesday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 25, but more snow is in the forecast Thursday evening, when the weather service says the Ann Arbor area could get 1 to 3 inches.

Tuesday night's expected snowfall comes on top of about 4 inches that fell in the Ann Arbor area Monday.

For updated forecasts and weather conditions anytime, check AnnArbor.com's weather page.

Comments

TheDiagSquirrel

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 3:52 a.m.

Jim Harmon is working with Punxtawney Phil the groundhog to get the latest in cutting-edge weather forecasts, no need to worry, folks.

uabchris

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 3:05 a.m.

Hey people...that means *slow* down, leave proper distance, and leave 5 min early if you have to...aggressive driving can injure or kill someone...

JRW

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 12:18 a.m.

PLENTY of advance notice on the Thursday evening snowfall.....I wonder what excuses the Wash Cty Road Commission will have this week for not salting!

jcj

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 12:22 a.m.

Big deal made about tonight's snow. Everyone panicked including the city and county who kept workers overtime for nothing! And where are those that were singing the praises of the weather forecast? A big dud!

jcj

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 10:29 p.m.

I saw a city truck dumping salt on S. Maple at 3;30 pm. The road was as dry as it has been in 3 weeks. All of the salt was ending up in the center turn lane.

dading dont delete me bro

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 3:30 a.m.

according to the last wcrc expert (can't remember which a2.com latest story) the roads CANNOT be pretreated. the roads have to have ice or be wet to have the salt start to work. a brine can be used with certain conditions, usually warmer temps (think relatively)

jcj

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 12:24 a.m.

I am not an expert but I have driven dump trucks have you? I was talking about the waste of salt being put on the driest roads we have had in 3 weeks! The city panicked because there was a forecast for 2" of snow!

Tom Todd

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 11:07 p.m.

Everyone is an expert at driver a large salt truck.

going nowhere

Tue, Feb 5, 2013 : 10:53 p.m.

so much for pre-treatment.....wouldn't you say?