Juneau under winter storm warning

Juneau is under a winter storm warning and forecasters are expecting one of the city’s heaviest snowfalls in years.

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Bob Tschantz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the storm warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“We’re expecting now a total of 10 – 15 inches of snow by Wednesday evening,” Tschantz said.

Tschantz said the likelihood of that much snowfall is “fairly high.” He says the storm is a departure from Juneau’s mild winters and low snow amounts measured over the past couple of years.

“Yeah this is, this will be one of the bigger events so far in probably at least a couple of years,” Tschantz said.

Tschantz said residents should be careful on the roads and if people don’t keep their driveways clear, they could end up with a big buildup on Wednesday.

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Quinton Chandler is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

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