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Upper Macungie Township Police Department
Friday January 22nd, 2016 :: 11:12 a.m. EST

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The Upper Macungie Township Police Department has an important message for you! *Winter Storm Warning*

The Upper Macungie Township Police Department (UMTPD) wishes to remind it's residents that there is currently a Winter Storm Warning in place for our region. If the forecast is correct, it appears that Upper Macungie has the potential to receive 6-10 inches of snow, mainly on Saturday. This winter storm has the potential to create serious travel issues and make roadways hazardous. We ask that residents make alternate plans to avoid travel on Saturday if possible. However, if venturing out, please be sure to follow these winter weather safe driving tips:

1) Snow and ice covered roads can significantly increase travel delays. Be sure you have a full tank of gas.

2) Reduce your speed and leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

3) Approach bridges and overpasses with caution.

4) Have a travel kit prepared- ice scraper, jumper cables, blankets, food, water, flashlight, blankets.

5) If you start to slide, take your foot off of the gas pedal.

In addition to these safe driving tips, we ask that residents check in with elderly/disabled friends, family, and neighbors as the storm impacts that region. High winds and snowy power lines may lead to power outages, so let’s do our best to give assistance to anyone who is in need of help.

The UMTPD is prepared for this winter storm and remains eager to assist disabled motorists and residents in need of police services. Remember, call the Lehigh County Communications Center at 610-437-5252 for non-emergencies and as always, dial 911 for emergencies.

(National Weather Service announcement follows)

###PVN 04 1102 HRS.


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
834 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION TONIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY...

.STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST
TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...BRINGING SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS TO MUCH OF OUR AREA.

NJZ007>009-PAZ061-062-230245-
/O.CON.KPHI.WS.W.0001.160123T0500Z-160124T1500Z/
WARREN-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-LEHIGH-NORTHAMPTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...MORRISTOWN...FLEMINGTON...
ALLENTOWN...BETHLEHEM...EASTON
834 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE THIS EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...THEN CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES BEFORE TAPERING OFF
BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL STICK TO SOME WIRES AND TREES WHICH COULD
CAUSE SOME POWER OUTAGES ESPECIALLY WHEN COMBINED WITH GUSTY
WINDS. SOME ROADS CAN BECOME IMPASSABLE AT TIMES DUE TO
INCREASING SNOWFALL RATES SATURDAY. IN ADDITION...GUSTY WINDS
WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
30 MPH SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES...MOSTLY IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

SNOWFALL AND ICE ACCUMULATION FORECAST MAPS IN ADDITION TO
EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILISTIC SNOWFALL INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST
EVENT ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PHI/WINTER

Address/Location
Upper Macungie Township Police Department
37 Grim Road
Breinigsville, PA 18031

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 484-661-5911

Lt. Peter Nickischer
Criminal Investigations and Community Services Div. Commander
pnickischer@uppermac-pd.org
484-661-5911

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