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ReadyBucks Weather Alert

This is a message from ReadyBucks

A Winter Storm is forecasted to impact Bucks County with 12 – 18 inches of snow, will begin late Friday evening, and last through Sunday morning.  The storm is also forecasted to have wind gusts up to 35 mph. White out conditions may occur.

Residents should begin storm preparations prior to the event. Travel will become extremely hazardous. Please limit non-essential travel during the storm and allow our emergency responders and public works crews to do their jobs safely.

The storm may contain high winds. Power outages are not uncommon during these large snow storms. Make sure your mobile phones are fully charged. Do not touch or go near downed power lines. Report power outages to PECO at 1-800-841-4141.

Chalfont Borough asks that you avoid on-street parking during the winter storm, for 12 hours after snow has stopped, and at any time during snow plowing to facilitate getting the roads cleared. Depositing snow back onto Borough roads, walks, or near any fire hydrant is also prohibited.

Be sure fire hydrants are cleared of snow and ice. Quick access to the hydrants is vital to the fire department in an emergency.

-Please remember your homebound or elderly neighbors and assist them with snow removal.

-Remember your pets. If at all possible, bring your pets inside. No matter what the temperature is, wind-chill can threaten a pet’s life. Pets are sensitive to severe cold and are at risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

Stay up-to-date by tracking the storm and receiving updates from the National Weather Service – http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/emerman.php

Chalfont Borough Emergency Management will be monitoring the progress of the storm and additional updates will be sent as needed during the event.

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Issued by The National Weather Service Philadelphia, PA

on Thursday January 21 4:48 A.M.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING

THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING…

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…12 TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY LATE FRIDAY EVENING, PRIMARILY

AFTER THE EVENING COMMUTE ACROSS THE AREA, THEN CONTINUE TO BE

HEAVY AT TIMES INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* IMPACTS…SNOW MAY BE DRY AND FLUFFY AT THE START, BUT WILL

BECOME WETTER AND HEAVIER AS THE EVENT UNFOLDS. SHOVELING MAY BE

PROBLEMATIC FOR THOSE WITH PHYSICAL AILMENTS. SNOW MAY CLING TO

WIRES AND TREES WHICH COULD CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL

BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO INCREASING SNOW ACCUMULATION DURING THE  EVENT.

 

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