Winter storm warning for the Valley, 3-6 inches of snow expected

 

SUNBURY –More winter weather is heading for the Valley this week that could make travel difficult. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Valley. The watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says we could see three to six inches of snow, with up to eight inches expected in the higher elevations. Ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch are expected as well.

AccuWeather says snow will be arriving Monday afternoon through late Monday night. Snow will change to sleet and freezing rain into Tuesday afternoon, then back to plain rain by evening, and back to all snow Tuesday night.

Travel conditions are expected to be difficult. PennDOT has issued restrictions for commercial vehicles on all interstates, beginning on Tuesday at 6am. Most notably I-80 from the New Jersey state line to I-79, I-81 from I-78 to the New York state line and the full length of I-180 from Rt 220/US 15 to I-80. A 45-mph restriction will be in on all roadways for vehicles with restrictions during the time frames indicated by PennDOT and could begin sooner that 6am. PennDOT asks that all motorists watch weather conditions as they develop.

Should there be any school and business delays or closings, we’ll have those updates on our Winternet page.

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