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Wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain hits the midstate

Written by Tim Lambert, WITF Multimedia News Director | Feb 7, 2018 7:30 AM
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File PHOTO: A man tries to clear out his driveway in Dauphin County. Photo by Tim Lambert/WITF

 

 

(Undated) -- The morning commute is shaping up to be a tricky one today.

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the area around 4:45 a.m., prompting schools to delay the start of classes or close today

The National Weather Service in State College say a winter weather advisory is in place until 4:00 p.m. for Adams, Berks, Franklin, Lancaster, and York counties; until 7:00 p.m. for Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder and Union counties; and until 10:00 p.m for Columbia County. 

The total snow accumulations are expected to vary:

     - One to three inches in most of the region.

     -Two to four in  Berks, Perry, and Schuylkill counties.

     -Three to five in Juniata and Mifflin counties.

     -Four to eight in Columbia, Northumberland and Snyder counties. 

Forecasters say ice accumlations will be up to a tenth of an inch.

PennDOT has temporarily reduced the speed limit on several major roadways in south central Pennsylvania to 45 miles-per-hour:  

  • Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties 
  • Interstate 78 in Lebanon County
  • Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties
  • Interstate 283 in Dauphin County
  • PA 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster counties
  • US 22/322 in Dauphin County and Perry counties
  • PA 581 in Cumberland County
  • US 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties
  • US 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland counties
  • US 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties
  • US 30 in York and Lancaster Counties
  • US 222 in Lancaster County, from US 30 to Berks County line

The agency encourages drivers to avoid unnecessary travel.

 

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