**Special Report** as we monitor the Vermont State Police frequencies it appears that no vehicles that crash will be removed from the highway during the storm due to visibility, the operators of the vehicles will be transported to a safe location when the snow stops, then they'll coordinate removal of vehicles especially those well off the road. FWC1
"If you're not an emergency worker or driving a plow truck or if this isn't an essential trip, this is a great night to stay home and watch Channel 3 News,” said Erik Filkorn from VTrans.
Most of the North Country is under a *WINTER STORM WARNING* until 8 PM Wednesday, but the National Weather Service has upgraded that to a *BLIZZARD WARNING* for... the Champlain Valley and much of northern NY until 11 AM Wednesday. A *BLIZZARD WARNING* means that winds will be sustained at 35 mph or more for at least 3 straight hours. That will cause considerable blowing and drifting snow, creating whiteout conditions with little or no visibility.
The last time there was a *BLIZZARD WARNING* for the Champlain Valley was for the Valentine's Day Storm of 2007.
Travel will become extremely difficult by the afternoon and is not advised.
Stay safe, everyone! -Gary