Blizzard Warning issued for Johnson County

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Johnson County, in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2. According to the NWS, freezing drizzle is expected to continue over the area throughout the evening with snow beginning in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Heavy snow between 10-14 inches is expected to accumulate through Wednesday morning.

In addition to the heavy snowfall, high winds between 25 and 40 mph are predicted on Wednesday morning, causing large snowdrifts and whiteout conditions.

The NWS discourages citizens from traveling if possible and encourages drivers to carry an emergency, survival kit in the vehicle if travel is necessary. Stranded drivers should remain in their vehicles and call *47 if stranded on a state-maintained roadway.

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