Worcester County Emergency Services Urges Residents to Be Aware of Potential Winter Storm Hazards

Though snow forecasts for the winter storm to impact Worcester County beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday remain relatively low, Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges residents to be aware of potential hazards caused by the wintry mix of sleet, snow and rain, coupled with freezing temperatures, and high winds.

The wintry mix is likely to impact travel conditions beginning Friday afternoon and worsen Saturday evening. Be aware that slick roadway conditions and low visibility may make driving hazardous.

High speed, easterly winds could cause minor coastal flooding Saturday. Be sure to secure outdoor objects before the onset of the storm, as these items could become dangerous projectiles in high winds.

Bundle up if headed outdoors, and exercise extreme caution. Wear layers of lightweight clothing that can be added to or removed as needed and protect extremities by wearing gloves and hats, and be sure to protect pets from the cold as well by bringing them indoors and assuring they have access to unfrozen water.