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Time Warner Cable News Meteorologists: ice storm warning for Northern NY

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Time Warner Cable News Meteorologists: ice storm warning for Northern NY
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NORTH COUNTRY, N.Y. -- The North Country is getting set to bear the brunt of a potential ice storm. Up to an inch of ice is expected in some areas.

It's possible that Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties could see some sort of icing as a wintery mix hits the area this weekend. Our Time Warner Cable News Meteorologists say spots near the St. Lawrence and Black River Valley in Jefferson County could see the worst of it.

For people who planned to travel, Saturday night is expected to be the roughest patch. Up to a third of an inch of ice could accumulate.

North Country officials are telling people to be safe. Stock up on food and water in case the power goes out.

Road crews say even if the storm isn't major, it's still possible there'll be some spots of ice on roadways.

"You can have bare roads, but freezing fog can become icy. Obviously, when there's not as much snow, people think that it's clear sailing. You still have to be careful of black ice, patchy ice, freezing fog. Our crews are out. We're getting salt on the highways. We try to get that done ahead of weather event, allowing us to keep the roads in better shape," said Mike Flick, DOT Spokesperson.

If we do get this ice and you have to travel, you are urged to have blankets, food and water and other emergency items in your vehicle.

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