Winter Storm Warning Goes Into Effect Friday Night
The Plum, Oakmont and Verona communities are expected to receive 1/4-inch of ice accumulation and 1 to 4 inches of snow.
It's going to be a snowy weekend! If you just shoveled your driveway or sidewalk, get ready to do it again.
The area is supposed to get 1/4-inch of ice and 1 to 4 inches of snow total. Tonight's low is 24 degrees, with a high of 32 Saturday.
Snow likely will start before midnight Saturday, then snow, freezing rain and sleet. New overnight snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible.
During the day on Saturday, there will be periods of snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3 p.m., with a slight chance of snow between 3 and 4 p.m. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crew are prepping maintenance vehicles for the storm.
“With heavy snow followed by a winter mix predicted through tomorrow afternoon, we are preparing for challenging storm,” said Jeff Karr, Assistant District Executive for Maintenance. “We are ready and will be out full force with everything we have as long as necessary.”
Extremely hazardous travel conditions are expected, so motorists are asked to use caution and be prepared.
PennDOT officials are reminding motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.
For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.
Heavy ice accumulation also can put a lot of weight on tree limbs and power lines, causing them to fall.
Report snow or ice accumulation to the National Weather Service by calling 1-877-633-6772.
There should be a lot of snow and ice accumulation by Saturday morning. Let us know what the conditions are in your neighborhood in the comments section or by emailing email@example.com. Are the kids going sledding, making a snowman or snow angels? Send us photos or upload them to the Neighborhood Gallery.