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Winter Storm Warning UPDATE: Snow keeps falling

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A Winter Storm Warning for the Stevens County area continues, with three to five inches of snow expected by Tuesday morning as a weather system slowly crawls out of the region.

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The National Weather Service on Monday morning stated that snowfalls will increase in intensity in the morning and gradually taper off overnight. The warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Since Thursday, the West Central Research and Outreach Center reports snowfall totals in the Morris area at eight inches, including almost five inches of snow from Saturday to Sunday.

Total storm snowfall amounts by Tuesday morning are expected between seven and 12 inches. Gusty north winds also could result in areas of blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility.

The NWS suggests that if you must travel, carry a flashlight, food and water in case of an emergency.

To receive Instant Alerts via phone, mobile phone or email from Stevens County Emergency Management, visit www.envoyprofiles.com/STEVENSCOUNTY/ and enter your information.

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