Motorists Advised to Use Caution During Winter-Weather Travel Today

CLEARFIELD – PennDOT advises motorists to use caution driving today as a fast-moving snow event enters the area.

Visibility can be diminished as the snow squall band advances. Squalls may be especially heavy across the Interstate 80 corridor in Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties and along the I-99 corridor in Centre County, although other routes may be affected.

Drivers should be alert for brief periods of heavy snow, gusty winds, reduced visibility and possible whiteout conditions.

Drivers should allow themselves extra travel time, allow extra following distance and reduce speeds as road and weather conditions require. Motorists will also encounter weather-related notices on message boards as well as on the Highway Advisory Radio System at 1640 on the AM radio dial.

Motorists may check conditions on more than 2,900 miles of interstates and other major highways by calling 5-1-1 or visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24-hours-a-day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 670 traffic cameras. Regional Twitter pages and personal alerts are also available on the 511PA Web site.

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