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Winter storm expected to bring snow and ice to the region

Written by Tim Lambert, witf Multimedia News Director | Feb 15, 2016 5:01 AM
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Ice flows in the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pa. Wednesday Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

(Harrisburg) -- Another winter storm is hitting the midstate and it may be a complicated one.

Snow is expected to start before changing over to freezing rain this afternoon.

By tomorrow, areas south of the Turnpike could see 1-3 inches of snow, while portions of the midstate to the north of the toll road could get 2-5  inches.

Ice accumulations could be up to a tenth of an inch.

A winter weather advisory is already in effect for Berks County until 2:00 a.m. tomorrrow.

One goes into effect at 2:00 p.m. today until 1:00 a.m. tomorrow for Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, Schuylkill and York counties.

In Columbia, Juniata, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties, a winter weather advisory goes in effectat 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Thee Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency plans to activate its state Emergency Operations Center at noon today.            

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