By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– The National Weather Service is predicting unusually cold temperatures for our area Wednesday through Thursday of this week. Snow levels could potentially reach as low as 1500 feet. This could impact commuters. You are advised to take precautions to protect yourself and your family.
If in doubt, wait out the storm if possible. But if you must travel make sure you share your travel plans and route with someone before you leave. Carry blankets and cold weather gear with you. If you become stranded in an unfamiliar area, do not leave your car. Display light flares in front and behind the car and make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked by snow, mud or any object.
When driving in inclement weather, leave additional space between you and other cars to allow extra stopping distance.
Please leave animals indoors during this period when possible. For additional information regarding animals, please visit the City’s websiteor call (760) 955-5000.
Closely monitor weather forecasts for changing conditions and be prepared to take additional precautions as necessary. For additional information, visit the National Weather Service websiteor your local news station.
You may also call the City of Victorville Weather Hotline at (760) 955-5003 for additional information and sandbag locations.
This public service announcement is being issued as a precautionary measure and to encourage residents to be aware of their surroundings.