Snow and Glazing of Ice Greet Some Twin Tiers Motorists
Several school districts in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania have had to call in their first weather-related delays of the season with word of up to four inches of snow in the Poconos, an area that's home to the Wayne Highlands School District as well as Susquehanna County where the larger issue was with the glazing of ice on the rural roads.
Area emergency services officials are reporting only a few minor crashes resulting from the first measurable snowfall of the season, and the majority of those were reported early in the event.
Snow began to fall on the Twin Tiers by late afternoon and became rather heavy in the Greater Binghamton area by around 6 p.m. accumulation an inch or two in some areas.
Road crews were out treating the streets and highways, concentrating on the usual problem spots in the higher elevations and on ramps and bridges.
New York State Electric and Gas early Wednesday reported only a few customers in Delaware and Tioga Counties without power but it wasn’t clear if that was due to the heavy, wet snow on branches and power lines or some other issue. The customers in Tioga County were reportedly restored by 4 a.m. with the customers in Delaware County in the Town of Colchester had anticipated power back on by 8 a.m.
The forecast for the rest of the week and into the weekend for the Twin Tiers so far is calling for no significant weather events, unlike Western New York where residents in Buffalo have been given notice that they could be in for several feet of lake-effect snow for the weekend.
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