Snowfall leads to tricky drive home

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 25, 2013 4:04 PM
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(State College) -- Snow spread across the region this afternoon, making for a tricky afternoon commute.

Forecasters are calling for one to three inches in most of central Pennsylvania. They say two to four inches could fall in Adams, Cumberland and Perry counties through tomorrow morning.

PennDOT has reduced speeds on several roads and interstates in southcentral Pennsylvania, and turnpike officials declared a weather emergency.

Crews were out in force plowing and salting to combat the relatively minor but widespread storm.

Hundreds of schools statewide dismissed classes early Friday, while at least one judge in Pittsburgh sent jurors home to beat the snow.

PennDOT spokesman Steve Chizmar characterized it as a "widespread storm, impacting the entire state" and said the transportation agency had 2,200 trucks available to fight the weather. Salt and anti-skid material were in good supply, he said.

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