Winter Weather in the Forecast; Motorists Advised to Monitor Conditions
CLEARFIELD – PennDOT advises motorists to be ready for winter travel late tonight into tomorrow morning. Forecasts show the potential for accumulating snow throughout PennDOT’s District 2. This region includes Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Centre, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties.
Snowfalls of 1 to 3 inches are expected in much of this region. Some areas could experience sleet this evening.
During a winter storm, PennDOT’s primary focus is on interstates and expressways. Secondary roads are also serviced next, as these serve as detours and alternate routes. Other numbered routes are then treated. PennDOT maintains a schedule to ensure each type of road receives attention, but motorists are reminded that snow accumulations could be present on some routes as plow trucks cycle through their routes.
Motorists should monitor weather forecasts and check road conditions before beginning any travel. Visit www.511PA.com or call 511 from any telephone for access to current conditions on more than 2,900 miles of roadway.
When traveling during a winter storm, drivers should adjust their speed to accommodate wet, slushy or snow-covered roads. Winter driving conditions require that motorists allow for a greater following distance between vehicles.
An emergency kit is recommended in all vehicles through the winter months. Kits should include non-perishable food, water, first-aid supplies, warm clothes, and a blanket and small snow shovel.
For more winter driving tips, visit PennDOT’s “Winter Driving” information center at www.JustDrivePA.com.
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