Friday, January 20, 2012
Winter weather advisory in effect.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for southeast Pennsylvania with snow and a wintry mix expected tonight and Saturday. The advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. The precipitation is expected to fall predominantly in the form of snow with several inches of accumulation by the time the snow ends. Snow is expected to change to sleet and freezing rain before it changes to all rain Saturday afternoon. Snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice. Areas of slippery driving and walking especially on untreated roadways and sidewalks. Motorists need to use caution when driving on bridges and overpasses where icy spots can easily develop. Here’s the local forecast: This …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ice Storm Covers Region
The ice storm wreaked havoc across Bucks County Tuesday into Wednesday. Show us your ice storm pictures! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them directly to the site.
Schools Delay, Close For Day; PECO Deals With Outages
Icy conditions are wreaking havoc across the region. Pennsbury and Bristol Township schools were forced to delay school opening for two hours Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Neshaminy School District said it was forced to cancel school for elementary and middle school students due to power outages. As of noon Wednesday, PECO said several thousand customers were affected by multiple power outages in Bucks County. Still, some area businesses were without power so customers are advised to call ahead before venturing out. Many area roads were affected by the weather making for slick and hazardous travel conditions Tuesday night into Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said via Twitter that it has …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Whether at home or traveling, follow these tips to stay safe
Tired of snow? Mother Nature has heard you loud and clear. So, instead of dumping just snow on the region, we can instead expect a mixed bag of tricks including sleet, freezing rain and ice tonight through Wednesday. The National Weather Service said the first batch of the latest wintry weather is expected to take the form of two to four inches of snow falling Monday night into Tuesday morning. From there, the region will likely see sleet and freezing rain Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. And in cold weather with rain comes ice. The National Weather Service is calling for accumulations of one-quarter to one-half inch of ice from Tuesday night into Wednesday, which has the potential to cause widespread power outages. So, in addition to …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Dangerous Mix May Create Commuter Issues
Patchy ice is possible after snowmelt and standing water succumb to freezing temperatures overnight, according to the National Weather Service. Bucks County and the surrounding regions were hit with the wintry mix overnight Monday. Motorists are advised to be alert and cautious, as travel surfaces that look wet may be icy instead. Patchy freezing rain is also expected to cause slick roads overnight into Wednesday, according to the NWS.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Freezing Rain Makes Morning Commute Slippery
The National Weather Service said a winter weather advisory for Bucks County was downgraded to a winter storm warning which remains in effect until 12 p.m. Tuesday. Between one-tenth and one-quarter of an inch of freezing rain accumulated during the morning commute. The freezing rain changed to plain rain by noon as temperatures rose above the freezing mark, according to the NWS. Sleet and freezing rain followed several inches of the snow that fell in the region overnight Monday. The NWS said some areas received one to four inches of snow. All untreated surfaces were expected to be hazardous and were not expected to improve until after Tuesday morning’s commute. Drivers should be prepared for some travels delays as the weather may cause …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Snow-covered roads and black ice are major concerns as commuters hit roadways
Snow-covered roads and black ice are major concerns as commuters hit roadways on Tuesday. The National Weather Service is advising drivers to be cautious, as many roads in the area are icy and snow-covered. NWS said some roads that were cleared after the snow storm developed black ice overnight. Extra travel time is advised. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation lifted speed limit restrictions in five counties in the Eastern portion of the state on Monday afternoon. Although PennDOT urged motorists to drive carefully, it lifted restrictions on the following highways: Speed limits on those highways were restored to 55 mph, after they were reduced to 45 mph on Sunday evening as the winter storm impacted the region, PennDOT said in a…