Winter Storm Jonas hits town today

Pocahontas could receive 18” – 30” depending on location.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management liaison Shawn Dunbrack provided the following information from Thursday evening’s weather briefing. More information will be available today.
If at all possible, stay home, warm and dry.
Neighbors are asked to check on neighbors.
Snow is expected to begin falling in Pocahontas County around 10 a.m. Friday morning.
Worst case scenario calls for 20 to 30 inches, with 30 to 40 inches in the higher elevations.
Most likely scenario is 16 to 24 inches.
Best case scenario calls for eight to 16 inches.
This storm, accompanied by strong wind gusts, has the potential to down trees and power lines.
In anticipation of those events, utility crews are standing by and the Division of Forestry has been contacted for saw crews.
The Department of Highways has extra trucks to deploy to the hardest hit areas.
Roads will not be closed, but the public is advised to stay home if at all possible.

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