ALERT: Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Jefferson County

A freezing rain advisory has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The following advisory was issued by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh on January 24, 2015 at 5:51 p.m.:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
551 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

AREAS AFFECTED

MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…NEW CASTLE…CLARION…BROOKVILLE

TIME PERIOD

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY.

DETAILS

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS…FREEZING DRIZZLE TONIGHT WILL LEAD TO A TRACE OF ICE.

* ICE ENDING…FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL DISSIPATE OR SWITCH OVER TO SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* IMPACTS…ICY ROADS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT…USE EXTRA CAUTION AND REDUCE SPEEDS WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY OVER BRIDGES AND
OVERPASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR ICY SURFACES AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. REPORT ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING 412-262-1988…POSTING TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE…OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.

RELATED: A Hazardous Weather Outlook also remains in effect for the region.


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