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Winter weather updates on Smart Talk

Written by Scott LaMar, Executive Producer | Feb 12, 2019 8:25 AM
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Drifting snow blows across a road near Mount Joy in Lancaster County, Pa. Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019. Winter driving conditions continue in the mid-state this week. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, February 12, 2019:

Tuesday's Smart Talk focuses on the winter weather and how Central Pennsylvania is impacted by it.

Snow fell overnight and it's been raining most of the morning. Depending on the ground temperature, the rain is freezing on contact in some places making it extremely slippery on the roads.

Schools are closed throughout the region and many employers and businesses have delayed their start times in anticipation of the hazardous conditions. As a result, there aren't many vehicles on the roads. Restrictions are in place that include a top speed limit of 45 miles per hour on most major highways and limits on whether commercial vehicles like trucks can be on those roads.

On Tuesday's Smart Talk, we'll get updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

We'll also hear from the National Weather Service on what conditions are influencing our weather and what to expect in the near future.

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