Winter storm warning issued in Nashua

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NASHUA — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday for parts of Maine and New Hampshire.

The warning predicts heavy snow with total accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts expected in southern New Hampshire and far southwestern Maine.

In New Hampshire, Southern Grafton, Southern Carroll, Sullivan, Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford, Cheshire, Eastern Hillsborough, Interior Rockingham, Coastal Rockingham, Western, and Central Hillsborough are under the warning.

Affected regions also include Interior York, Central Interior Cumberland, Androscoggin, Coastal York, Coastal Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, and Interior Cumberland Highlands in Maine.

Winds are expected to gust as high as 35 mph, particularly along the coast, causing blowing and drifting snow.

These conditions are anticipated to result in very dangerous driving conditions due to significant snowfall and periods of heavy snowfall rates combined with low visibility.

Residents and travelers are advised to exercise caution, and if travel is necessary, to keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in their vehicles.

The latest road conditions can be obtained from newengland511.org.

Another storm is expected Tuesday night and Wednesday next week, potentially bringing heavy rain, flooding, snow, and strong winds.

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