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Patchy Ice Puts Roads at Risk, Residents Urged to Exercise Caution

In a weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service, patchy ice on roadways poses a significant risk to drivers in our region. The hazardous conditions are expected to persist over the next couple of days, making travel dangerous.

Authorities strongly advise residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. The patchy ice is difficult to detect, and drivers may not realize its presence until it's too late. For those who must venture out, it is crucial to greatly reduce speeds to minimize the risk of accidents. The combination of speed and ice is particularly perilous, emphasizing the importance of the well-known saying "Arrive Alive."

The National Weather Service has declared our region to be in the Hard Freeze area overnight through Wednesday morning. With temperatures plummeting into the teens and high winds creating single-digit wind chills, residents are urged to stay indoors and warm for the next two days.

Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown has called on the community to keep first responders and military personnel in their thoughts and prayers as they work in challenging conditions.

Due to the forecasted high winds persisting through Friday, burning will not be permitted during this period.

Here is the weather forecast for the upcoming days:

  • Monday: High near 38, overnight low of 19, with wind gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Tuesday: High of 39, overnight low of 16, and wind gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Wednesday: High of 49, overnight low of 32, and wind gusts up to 10 mph.
  • Thursday: High of 71, overnight low of 36, with wind gusts up to 20 mph.
  • Friday: High of 56, overnight low of 29, and wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Residents are urged to exercise extreme caution and prioritize safety during this challenging weather period.

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