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Storm warning closes schools, travel advisory in effect

Blowing and drifting snow will make travel difficult if not impossible; wind chills expected to dip to 25 below zero


February 8, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

Rachel Slaughter gathers her shovels while her daughter Freya helps finish clearing snow after more than an hour of shoveling so they can get their vehicle (left) onto their driveway.

By Bryan Hellios

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IRONWOOD - The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning on Thursday morning continued into tonight until 6.p.m.

According to the warning, accumulations of 2 to 7 inches are expected late Thursday night through today with winds gusting as high as 40 mph resulting in blowing snow and sharply reduced visibilities.

Travel could be very difficult, if not impossible during the heavier snow. The hazardous conditions will impact commutes today with cold wind chills as low as 25 degrees below zero which could cause frostbite on exposed skin in a...

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