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Winter Storm Hits State College, Schools Closed

by on February 02, 2015 6:45 AM

The latest jolt of winter weather that arrived Sunday afternoon continues causing problems across the Centre Region Monday morning.

A Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Monday.

The State College Area School District has closed all district schools on Monday, due to weather.

Snow Emergencies have been declared in State College and Harris, College and Patton Townships. Vehicles across the State College area must be removed from streets until roads have been plowed. Violators may be ticketed or towed.

The downtown parking garages and parking lots will be open in State College.

Residents have 24 hours to shovel their sidewalks.

Schlow Centre Region Library will open at noon on Monday because of the slippery conditions.

AccuWeather says there will be some leftover snow in the area Monday morning. Snow, rain and ice could make roads slippery. Untreated roads and sidewalks could be slippery. From here it gets blustery and much colder.

Monday night temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits. And there is the possibility of additional snow on Wednesday.

PennDOT placed speed restrictions on I-80 and I-99 overnight, but those restrictions were lifted around 10 a.m. Monday. PennDOT says it had more than 2,250 trucks on stand-by across the state to keep roads clear.

So far this winter, PennDOT crews have used 503,860 tons of salt. That's significantly more than usual. PennDOT says the five-year average usage for this point of the winter season is 487,530 tons. PennDOT says it has ample supplies of salt stockpiled with 539,421 tons still on hand.

Click HERE for the latest travel information from PennDOT.

Be sure to check the latest AccuWeather forecast through the day.


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Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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