Blizzard Bears Down on Johnston

Light snow should begin this morning, intensifying into a dangerous blizzard by tonight.

The forecast has remained fairly steady over the last day or so, and Johnston is still expected to face potentially hazardous blizzard conditions tonight into tomorrow, resulting in 2 feet or more of snow.

Schools have been cancelled, a parking ban is in effect and officials are urging residents to finish their business and get off the roads by early afternoon today.

The storm is expected to begin with flurries around 10 a.m., slowly intensifying through the day. the height of he storm should hit this evening, continuing through the morning Saturday. Forecasters are calling for as much as 3 inches an hour to fall on Johnston, along with 40-60 mph winds. 

The blizzard conditions will result in low visibility and hazardous driving conditions, and the wet, heavy snow, combined with the high winds is likely to reult in widespread power outages, National Grid has reported. Residents are advised to stock up on supplies early this morning, before the snow begins.

The intense portion of the storm should continue through the morning Saturday, tapering off around noon, leaving behind 15-25 inches of snow.

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