On the busiest travel weekend of the year and with ice and snow forecast through Tuesday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is alerting all Pennsylvanians and I-95 travelers to the state to be prepared for potentially significant travel impacts.
“As always, the safety of everyone in the state is my priority,” Gov. Wolf said. “The Thanksgiving holiday weekend will end with some potentially dangerous winter weather, making safety and preparedness even more important as folks travel. Please heed the advice of weather forecasters and emergency professionals and consider altering travel plans if necessary. I want everyone to have had a wonderful holiday weekend and safe travel is tantamount to that goal.”
Beginning in southwestern Pennsylvania this evening and traveling northeast, much of the state will feel the effects of two powerful winter storms that have made their way across the country, bringing with them snow, ice, heavy winds and difficult travel conditions.
The most significant impact of the storm will be felt in the northern tier to the Laurel Highlands across southern Pennsylvania, but all parts of the state could experience sleet and freezing rain, power outages and downed trees depending on how temperatures settle in overnight.
From Sunday evening through Tuesday morning, much of the state will see snowfall with northeast Pennsylvania experiencing the highest amounts, potentially topping 10 inches before the storm exits the state Tuesday morning.
“With a storm like this, a difference of just a few degrees can quickly change weather and road conditions,” said Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield. “Make sure you have emergency supplies in your car if you must travel, and stay in touch with neighbors so you can help each other if you lose power.”
Gov. Wolf asked Pennsylvanians to please stay home if possible, but if you must travel, check available PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike resources for the latest information, consider getting ahead of the storm by leaving earlier or alter your route to avoid impacted areas.
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