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WEATHER

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The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the eastern Aleutian Islands, including Unalaska and Nikolski.

Forecasters say northwest winds will pick up Thursday around 3 a.m., blowing 50 to 70 miles per hour and gusting up to 85.

They expect the storm to taper off by about 4 p.m.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Pribilof Islands that’s affecting Unalaska and the Aleutians as well.

Forecasters are predicting up to six inches of snow and north winds as high as 45 miles per hour.

They say the combined effect will produce white-out conditions and low visibility at a quarter mile or less.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Since Sunday’s blizzard, road crews have worked extra hours, trying to clear snow from roads across Unalaska.

Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley said continuing snowfall has made that difficult and led to several road closures and car accidents, including three on Wednesday.

“We had a motor vehicle accident with some minor injuries on Airport Beach Road," she said. "We had an accident on Haystack Hill as well as another traffic disruption because of a disabled vehicle. We also had an accident in the Safeway parking lot.”