Winter Storm Packs Snowy, Icy Punch in Pennsylvania, Making Roads a Mess

November 19, 2018

Pennsylvanians have dealt with their first taste of wintry weather this season, and the storm brought much more snow than predicted, making roads around the state icy and treacherous.

A meteorologist told the Allentown Morning Call the storm was “an overperformer.”

A mix of rain, sleet and snow fell across much of the state Thursday. By 3 p.m., parts of suburban Philadelphia had five inches; areas near Lancaster had as much as seven inches. In the Poconos, snow was expected to begin again at the start of the evening rush.

The freezing rain turned to ice on roads around the state, leading to a number of crashes and reports of cars sliding off roads.

WNEP says a jack-knifed tractor-trailer has traffic down to a crawl on Interstate 81 in Susquehanna County.

Highway speed limits were lowered to 45 mph around much of the state.

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