Treacherous driving conditions as major winter storm hits NCW

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WENATCHEE,WA.-A word of caution for motorists in North Central Washington this weekend. You can expect treacherous winter driving conditions on area roadways as a major arctic blast hits the region. Steve Hair reports . . .

Treacherous driving conditions as major winter storm hits NCW

Snowplows will be out early and often as the forecast calls for up to a foot of new snow on the valley floor by Sunday.

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Trooper John Bryant with the Washington State Patrol says he expects a busy weekend in Central Washington with possible blowing and drifting snow in the Columbia Basin and sub-freezing temperatures. He says unless you absolutely have to drive, don’t.

Wenatchee City and County crews will be out plowing roads and applying de-icing agents and sand. Crews will be concentrating on major arterials and roadways, listed as Priority 1 and Priority 2 roads on the Chelan County Snow & Ice Removal Priorities Map Priority 3 roads may not get cleared until Monday so snowplows can stay on schedule in the adverse conditions.



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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.