Snow expected Friday

Published 11:01 pm Thursday, January 24, 2013

Snow accumulation of about two to three inches is expected across Suffolk on Friday, after scattered snow flurries fell across most of the city Thursday morning.

The snow is expected mainly during the afternoon and evening, according to Mike Montefusco, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Wakefield office.

“At this point, the most likely period of snowfall is during the evening rush tomorrow, so plan accordingly,” he said Thursday.

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The snow will come from an area of low pressure moving across the region on Friday, he said.

The weather service issued a winter weather advisory Thursday that is set to take effect at 1 p.m. Friday. According to the advisory, snow will accumulate on all areas and create hazardous driving conditions during rush hour that will continue overnight. The primary difficulties will be snow-covered roads and limited visibility.

City Public Works crews worked Thursday to apply a liquid sodium chloride solution to major bridges and overpasses in the city. The solution is meant to help prevent ice and excessive snow on the road surface, according to a city press release.