Snow update: 5:40 a.m., Jan. 28, 2019

Blowing and the resulting drifting of snow makes measuring of accumulation a little tricky, but after taking several measurements in different places we concluded we have about 5.5 inches of snow on the ground at westofthei.com headquarters in Paddock Lake at 5:40 a.m., Monday with snow still coming down strong. That’s since snow started falling last night.

A National Weather Service winter storm warning is set to continue until 6 p.m., Monday. Snow is forecast to continue through the warning period with perhaps another 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible.

Even when the snow stops falling, blustery winds are expected to create blowing snow, making visibility difficult at times.

Local schools are closed for the day.

Here are some preparing and coping with winter weather tips from Bristol Fire and Rescue:

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