Freezing Rain Advisory for most of western Massachusetts

It doesn't take much freezing rain to make the roads hazardous

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Berkshire, Franklin and western parts of Hampshire and Hampden Counties until 8 AM Monday morning.

Pockets of freezing rain are possible overnight into early Monday morning. The freezing rain does not look to be widespread and it should be fairly light but it does not take much freezing rain to make roads and sidewalks very slippery.

*ACCUMULATIONS…Mainly a glaze of ice yet accumulations up to a tenth of an inch are possible across higher terrain.

* TIMING…Late tonight into Monday morning.

* IMPACTS…Untreated surfaces may become slippery, especially those that are elevated and exposed to the elements, leading to hazardous travel during the Monday morning commute. Greater concern is along the Route 2 and the I-91 corridors in Northwestern Massachusetts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

 

 

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