Westchester braces for another winter storm

Residents in northern Westchester spent Friday preparing for another winter storm that is expected to bring snow and frigid temperatures to the region. In Yorktown, many residents rushed to Mitchell?s

News 12 Staff

Jan 10, 2009, 12:02 AM

Updated 5,616 days ago

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Westchester braces for another winter storm
Residents in northern Westchester spent Friday preparing for another winter storm that is expected to bring snow and frigid temperatures to the region.
In Yorktown, many residents rushed to Mitchell?s Hardware Store to pick up shovels and scrapers, but those who came in looking for bags of salt left empty handed.
?Two or three storms were just on top of each other, and we sold all we had,? says owner George Phillips.
Somers Highway Superintendent Tom Cheverene says his department?s salt supply has also significantly dwindled following this week?s ice storm.
?You use a lot more material in the ice storms than the snowstorms, and the problem is being replenished before the next storm,? he says.
Cheverene adds that more than 25 trucks equipped with plows will be dispatched Saturday morning in anticipation of the snowstorm, which is expected to begin around noon and taper off around midnight.
According to News 12 meteorologist Joe Rao, parts of the lower Hudson Valley could see between 6 to 9 inches of snow throughout Saturday afternoon. Westchester County, as well as New York City and northeast New Jersey, could see between 5-7 inches.
The snow could mix with freezing rain, which could help limit snow accumulations. Strong winds are also possible. Temperatures are expected in the low- to mid-30s.
News 12 Westchester Weather Center


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