Be Prepared for the Blizzard

By | February 5, 2017

Here’s some good advice from the North Fork Patrol…

A major storm is forecast for the next few days with up to 4 or more feet of snow, blizzard winds and rapid accumulation of 2″ or more per hour. Most likely the NF road will not be drivable until cleared. 

Please be cautious and aware of the high potential for avalanches, especially off your roofs.  If driving, be especially careful at Wurtz hill, Vance hill and also near Hellroaring/Deep Creek at Great Northern flats.  Of course slides may occur elsewhere…between Trail creek and Chub’s place, for example. 

Finally, have a plan in case you have a medical emergency.

In conclusion, don’t get out on the road until it’s been cleared. If you do decide to get out on the road, now is a good time to check on what’s in your car in case of an emergency.

  • Shovel
  • Windshield scraper
  • Flashlight or even better a headlamp with extra batteries
  • Tow rope
  • Chains
  • Saw (for limbs)
  • Chain saw (if there’s been a lot of wind or heavy snow)
  • A pad (e.g., old piece of carpet) to lay on while you’re chaining up
  • Sand or kitty litter in case the road is too icy to stand on
  • Windshield wiper fluid that goes down to at least -30F
  • Water
  • Extra warm clothes and a blanket
  • First aid kit with a pocket knife
  • Your two-way radio (if you have one)
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Patti Hart is the editor-in-chief and founder of the NFNews.net. Patti lives on the North Fork during the summers and travels the world for the rest of the year, updating NFNews every day wherever there is an internet connection.

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