Hello February! Hello snow!

It’s the first day of the shortest month of the year. Tomorrow Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from the ground and make the informal decree to the eagerly awaiting public whether winter will continue for six more weeks depending if he can see his shadow or not. If Phil lived in Vermont, he probably wouldn’t even bother to come out of his burrow tomorrow. If you want to check out the action tomorrow morning, word on the street is Phil will make his prediction at about 7:25 a.m. The event will be webcast here.

The view of I-91 in Guilford from a VTrans traffic camera at about 7:15 this morning. Some snow is starting to fall and blow in the Southern part of the state. Eight to 18 inches is expected to be on the ground statewide by the end of the day Wednesday.

We continue to be right in the thick of winter in Vermont. Starting later today and into tomorrow a significant winter storm is forecast to affect the entire region. Snowfall accumulation totals are predicted to range from eight to 18 inches. Southern sections of the state may also see some sleet to add to the mess. As a result, a winter storm warning has been issued for all of Vermont by the National Weather Service. If you have to travel tomorrow, be careful out on the roadways. VTrans 511 travel information online is a useful tool to consult before venturing out.


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The Vermont Local Roads Program at Saint Michael’s College is part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual State Departments of Transportation. Its purpose is to provide road and bridge know-how to municipal people involved with highways. There are LTAP Centers in 50 states and Puerto Rico and six Native American locations. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented on this page are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of FHWA, VAOT or Saint Michael’s College. All references to proprietary items in this publication are not endorsements of any company or products. Sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Local Roads Program provides information, training and technical assistance to cities, towns and villages in Vermont. This is done by newsletters, seminars and workshops, distribution of publications and by response to requests.
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