Storm to bring up to 18 inches of snow, travel disruptions to central and northern Vermont

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NEWPORT — A winter storm warning remains in effect from 10 p.m. this evening until 7 p.m. Monday as a powerful system is expected to bring heavy wet snow and gusty winds to central and northern Vermont, including the Northeast Kingdom.

According to the National Weather Service, total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are anticipated, with localized areas in the central and northern Green Mountains seeing 12 to 18 inches.

Wind gusts could reach as high as 35 mph.

The impending storm is predicted to significantly impact travel, making journeys particularly hazardous during the Monday morning commute.

Isolated to scattered power outages are also a potential threat.

Rain is forecasted to transition to snow overnight and intensify on Monday morning.

Snowfall rates could surpass 1 inch per hour and may approach 2 inches per hour at times.

The combination of heavy snow and gusty northwest winds, ranging from 25 to 35 mph, could lead to further power outages Monday afternoon into the evening.

Residents are advised to prepare for difficult driving conditions and to consider altering travel plans.

Stay tuned to local weather updates and follow guidance from authorities regarding road closures and safety measures.

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