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Statement as of 1:25 PM CST on December 05, 2013

Expires 4:15 PM EST on December 06, 2013

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 PM this evening

to 6 PM CST Friday…

* timing… freezing rain is expected to begin this evening

and continue through Friday. Some light amounts of sleet are

also possible Friday.

* Main impact… ice accumulations will create hazardous travel

conditions on area roads… bridges and overpasses. Significant

travel impacts are possible during this event. Ice

accumulations will make Road surfaces impassable at times

through Friday afternoon.

* Other possible impacts… ice accumulations may bring down

trees and power lines… and could cause power outages.

* Accumulation… one quarter inch of ice to over a half inch of

accumulation is possible during this event. As temperatures

continue to fall ice will stick to all surfaces. Very light

sleet accumulation is possible Friday. Temperatures will

remain below freezing preventing ice from melting away.

Precautionary/preparedness actions… roads… bridges… and

overpasses in the warning area will be very hazardous… and

possibly impassible. Do not travel unless it is an emergency.

Keep an extra blanket… flashlight… food… and water in your

vehicle in case you become stranded.

Tree branches may break due to the weight of ice accumulation

which may cause power outages. Prepare for interruptions to power

service if you are in the warning area.