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March 19, 2013

Area under winter storm warning

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — Wednesday is the first day of spring, according to the calendar.

But cold temperatures persisted Monday, and precipitation turned into a steady snowfall.The National Weather Service at Binghamton issued a winter storm warning that will remain in effect through 2 p.m. today.

A winter storm warning cautions that significant amounts of snow, sleet or ice are occurring or expected, resulting in hazardous or impossible travel conditions the NWS said.

At 4 p.m. Monday, the NWS predicted temperatures at about 30 degrees and accumulations of 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet, with the greater amounts at higher elevations. Some freezing rain and ice were forecast for late Monday night into today.

Precipitation was to decrease gradually this morning, the NWS said.

At 9 p.m. Monday, dispatchers in Otsego and Chenango counties reported that roads were snow-covered and slippery and some property damage accidents had been reported.