Midstate prepares for major winter storm

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 13, 2017 4:50 AM

FILE PHOTO: People dig out on Church Street in Lebanon as people continued to dig out from snowstorm Jonas on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. The snowstorm slammed Pennsylvania Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 dropping close to 29 in. of snow on Lebanon County.(Photo: Jeremy Long, Lebanon Daily News)

(Undated) -- Governor Tom Wolf is urging Pennsylvanians to prepare for a winter storm that could bring a foot or more of snow to the parts of the commonwealth.

The entire midstate will be under a winter storm warning from 8:00 p.m. tonight until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow.

National Weather Service forecasters say eastern and central Pennsylvania could see between 12 and 18 inches of snow this evening into tomorrow, and the Poconos and northeastern Pennsylvania could see more than a foot.

Wolf said an emergency declaration hasn't been issued but could be if the situation warrants one, and travel restrictions may also be put in place thisevening into tomorrow if that is needed to minimize dangerous travel.

People are being urged to make sure that they have emergency supplies.

Drivers are being asked to postpone travel during the storm, drive carefully and use caution around snow plows.

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