First Significant Snowstorm of 2024 Hits the Northeast

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A Winter Storm Warning was in effect through noon Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton NY. They noted “Snow and a wintry mix through this morning. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.”

Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey were expected to get as much as two inches of additional snow, forecasters said. The National Weather Service cautioned against unnecessary travel through Sunday in the area.

Forecasters added, “Areas in Central NY will likely receive the highest additional snowfall.”

Pennsylvania experienced some of the heaviest snowfall in the region by the evening of Saturday, January 6.

“By Saturday evening, snowfall reports ranged from 4.6 inches in State College to 5.5 inches in Port Matilda,” reported the Center Daily Times. “While the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning through 10 p.m. Saturday, lighter snow was expected after 7 p.m.”

Vehicle crashes across Pennsylvania’s roads and highways were widespread according to Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (PDOT). The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and PDOT strongly encouraged motorists to heed all travel restrictions and delay unnecessary travel. According to 511pa.com, PDOT closed a number of roads and bridges due to snow and ice.

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