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White Outs Likely in Steuben Co.

Written By: Tanja Rekhi
Whiteouts Likely in Steuben Co.

BATH (WENY) -- Steuben County Office of Emergency Services is warning drivers about roads that are still covered with snow and ice in some areas.
     Temperatures only reached the mid teens in some parts of the County-- which is too cold for salt to melt the snow.
     Drivers could also face white-outs with blowing and drifting snow
     Meantime, acting director, Tim Marshall says flooding, due to snow melt, doesn't seem likely.
     "right now we're looking at daytime temperatures during the next week being in the 30's or 40's, but the night time temperatures are going to be dropping down below 0," said Marshall. "So that should keep our flood risk down. It'll allow the snow to melt off a little slower."
      Officials warn that after the sun goes down, the temperatures will drop making those slushy roads, instead icy.
    Marshall says to stay home if you don't have to go out; that'll give plow crews time to clear roads.