Strong winds, blowing snow and heavier lake snows whipping through parts of the region

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5 p.m. update: Storm Team Meteorologist Lindsay Raychel was in Jefferson County for our 5 p.m. show and talked about the lake effect snow there.

NewsChannel 9’s Josh Martin is up in Tug Hill, where the snow is supposed to hit the hardest. He shows us the white-out conditions that they are experiencing.

5 p.m. update: Video from Kate Heenan showing the waves crashing over the ice on Lake Ontario. This was taken from Jefferson Park (just a little south of Henderson) in Jefferson County.

3:30 p.m. update: The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory.

This advisory is for all of Lewis County and begins at 7:45 p.m. This means that travel should only happen for things like work and doctor’s appointments.

Lindsay Raychel was along Lake Ontario to measure the wind speed. It’s so windy, you can barely hear her!

Check out the waves on Lake Ontario:

NewsChannel 9’s Josh Martin saw this car in a ditch as he and our photographer were traveling along Interstate 81.

At noon, Storm Team Meteorologist Lindsay Raychel was in Mexico, New York. Click the video above to see her report.

On our team’s drive up to Mexico, here’s a look at the conditions they faced. This was shot by our photographer as the reporter was driving.

Our NewsChannel 9 team also encountered a jack-knifed tractor trailer on Interstate 81 near Mexico.

The snow is starting to fall in northern New York and there are already travel advisories in place in Oswego County and Jefferson County.

Due to the weather, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a No Unnecessary Travel Advisory. 

Because of the snow-covered roads, limited visibility, and blowing snow, the Sheriff’s Office issued the advisory as of 7 a.m. until further notice.

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