Twin Tiers Expected Snowfall Totals Vary County to County
Depending on where you are, possibly only separated by a few miles, may determine if you are looking at two inches of snow or a half foot of snow.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has Winter Weather Advisories in effect for the Twin Tiers for December 17. The statement for Broome, Delaware and Tioga Counties in New York and Susquehanna, Bradford and Wayne Counties in Pennsylvania goes through 4 p.m. while the Advisory for Cortland and Chenango Counties, that began later than the statement for areas to the south, is to expire at 6 p.m.
The National Weather Service is calling for mixed precipitation with total snow accumulations for the Binghamton area of 2 to 5 inches, 6 inches in the northern part of Broome County, with the a chance of locally higher amounts. Ice accumulations of a light glaze to a tenth of an inch are possible in the Southern Tier.
Officials have been cautioning of the possibility of slippery road conditions mainly for the morning commute before the precipitation tapers to snow showers in the afternoon.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at midnight temporarily reduced the speed limit on several major roadways in Northeastern Pa.
PennDOT says crews have been treating the roads around the clock but motorists should avoid any unnecessary travel. If people do have to head out, bear in mind the speed limit is now 45 mph on Interstate 81 in Susquehanna, Luzerne and Lackawanna counties from the New York border to the junction of I-80 in Luzerne County until further notice.
The reduced speed is also in effect on Interstate 84 in Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike Counties and on Interstate 380 in Lackawanna County.
Truck drivers traveling through Pennsylvania are reminded during the speed reduction, trucks are to travel in the right lane of the highway.