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Warm temperatures mean potential flooding all across the area

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Our white blanket of snow is now mostly brown and it's beginning to disappear.
But as dangerous as the snow is coming down... it can be just as bad as it melts away.
Stormtracker meteorologists said we've gotten 22 inches of precipitation in just 18 days of February.
Last year for the entire month we had just 4 inches.

People in Mercer County, one of the hard hit areas over the past week said they can only hope for a slow motion melt down.

"Hopefully right now the way conditions are it's going to be a slow melt-off and possibly refreeze at night which will slow things down... and we will keep an eye on the melting," said Mercer County Emergency Management Director Tim Farley.

Farley warns people in all counties to pay attention to your creeks and streams and low-lying areas that are prone to flooding.

"I'm sure the ground is saturated and there's not going to be a lot of water absorbing into the ground we could use some drying conditions," said Farley.

He warns people if they do come into contact with high waters, to not drive through it, but turn around.

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