Flint and most of Mid-Michigan are preparing for some of the coldest temperatures that we've seen in 30 years.

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect through Tuesday evening bringing dangerously cold wind chill values that expected to range between 20 and 40 degrees below zero.

Combine that with the 17 inches of snow that most of our area received and it only makes sense that hazardous travel conditions are expected.  Roads will be snow covered and becoming even more slippery as ice starts to form.

The official wind chill warning says:

* exposure to such bitterly cold conditions will cause frost bite
in a short period of time.

* Blowing and drifting snow will make travel hazardous by
bringing locally poor visibilities and maintaining snow packed

* Some roads may be closed due to the drifting snow this afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* a wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air
and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values.
This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death
if precautions are not taken.

Please take time to make sure that children and pets are kept indoors during the warning.  If you do not have a warm place to spend the night please call 211.