With one of the first accumulating snows of the winter prompting Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials to reduce Interstate speed limits and put restrictions on truck traffic, authorities are also offering some seasonal advice for motorists.

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PennDOT reminds motorists during the winter season to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. That should include non-perishable food, water, a blanket, small shovel and warm clothes.  Motorists are also reminded to keep in mind the special needs of any passengers, so supplies may also include pet supplies and medications and baby food.

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Authorities in Pennsylvania are also promoting online options for a check of road conditions.  PennDOT says motorists can "Know Before You Go" by checking on the state of more than 40,000 miles of roadways, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles at www.511PA.com.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton had not issued any watches or warnings for the snow overnight January 6-7, but did advise residents of possible rapidly changing road conditions for the day. NOAA also says another system on Saturday night into Sunday could bring a mix of sleet and freezing rain to the region.

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