KPD advises motorists to heed winter storm warning

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - The Kingsport Police Department released the following information for residents about the incoming winter storm:

"The United States National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 until 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Significant snowfall accumulations of between 5 and 10 inches will be possible. Snow is expected to begin Wednesday afternoon and continue through Thursday morning. Driving and walking will be dangerous on untreated roadways and sidewalks. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility.

Travel is strongly discouraged. Unless you have a critical need to be out, please stay home.

If travel is unavoidable, keep an extra flashlight, blanket, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

The Kingsport Police Department has taken extra steps to be prepared to respond to weather related incidents."

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