A Rough Morning For Many
Many in the downtown area in Anderson experienced a couple of hours without power. In the historic district downtown, residents mentioned that the power went out around 8:00 A.M and it was out until around 10:00 A.M. The issue was quickly handled at the Wheeler substation. Currently, the system is showing no outages.
Snow Expected to Continue
Snow will continue to fall throughout the day until around 7:00 PM and we expect to pick up another 4-5 inches on top of the 3 1/2 inches we already have in downtown Anderson. The northern part of the county saw more snow yesterday while the southern half had more ice.
The issue we are going to contend with today and the remainder of the weekend is the drifting from this snowfall. The snowfall yesterday was the wet heavy snow for those that got snow over ice, but today's round is a lighter powder type of snow. Granted, the powdery snow is easier to shovel and move with snow blowers and plows, it takes a lot less wind for it to drift across roadways. One useful tip for today, tackle it early, tackle it often. You should try to keep up on the shoveling to keep the strain off your back.
Drifting Snow Causes Issues
Currently, we are under a travel watch, which means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations. When roads are treated, the drifting snow blows over them causing the road to be as slick as if it was not treated in the first place, however, the city will still continue plowing and treating efforts continuously in efforts to reduce the risk as much as possible. If you do not need to go out, you should not. Plow drivers are asking for those who can park in a driveway to please do so. When the plow drivers do not have to dodge parked cars, it makes it easier to push the snow out of the way, and a more effective removal also takes place.
Please bundle up There is a warming center at 4211 Main St at the Church of God in case you need it. Bundle up in layers when shoveling and remember, frostbite can set in twice as fast if you are wet, take breaks often. It is always easier to shovel snow that has not been walked on yet.
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