Several local agencies are issuing weather advisories due to possible freezing rain and sleet or snow in our area. Check back as these advisories are updated.
Holmes and Washington County District Schools will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 17.
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:
Light snow accumulations are expected across portions of the tri- state area tonight into Wednesday; low wind chills expected
tonight and Wednesday night. Light snow is possible with accumulations generally less than 1 inch with wind chill values in the teens for portions of southeast Alabama, south central and southwest Georgia and Big Bend and Panhandle Florida.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect from 9 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday. A wind chill advisory remains in effect from midnight to noon Wednesday. In both cases, cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports extra troopers will be on duty to monitor roadways and bridges and advises the following safety tips:
• Drive at or below the speed limit.
• Increase following distance.
• Know if your vehicle has antilock brakes.
• If your vehicle does not have antilock brakes you may need to pump your brakes to keep them from locking up.
• Stay put, avoid driving if at all possible or delay until the roadways improve.
• Bridges and overpasses are more prone to freezing in these types of conditions and will ice over first. Have an alternate route planned in case roadways and bridges are closed.
• Be patient and courteous. Driving in adverse weather conditions can be stressful.