The Valley records more snow than anticipated

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  SUNBURY — The Valley got a pre-Christmas surprise today — 6 to 8 inches of snow. Some areas, like Trevorton in Northumberland County, even recorded up to a foot or more of fresh snow. Many schools delayed classes or closed for the day. Roads were slippery Thursday morning, but PennDOT, municipal and private crews had most roads plowed back down to the pavement by afternoon. We know of no road closures at this time, and only secondary roads are untreated. WKOK’s Winternet computer was, and is, full of announcements. Our AccuWeather forecast is calling for snow showers still possible this evening, but milder days ahead. You can find the latest AccuWeather forecast and Winternet…

Snow Emergency in Kulpmont

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KULPMONT — A Northumberland County community is declaring a Snow Emergency. Kulpmont Mayor Bernard Novakoski has announced that there is a Snow Emergency in effect along Route 61, Chestnut Street within the borough of Kulpmont.   This means parking is prohibited along Chestnut Street until the snow stops and is plowed by PennDOT. Violators may have their vehicles ticketed or towed. (Codi Jade) Follow

Wintry mix can make roads slick Tuesday

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HARRISBURG – Some wet snow, sleet and freezing rain may make roads slick on Tuesday in the Central Susquehanna Valley.  The snow, sleet and rain will move into the area on Tuesday afternoon and continue into the evening.   About an inch of precipitation is possible, according to Accuweather.  Rain and sleet can continue into Wednesday morning, but by the afternoon, it will clear out and Thursday and Friday, there will be times of sunshine.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Snow keeps 900 in Valley without power

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About 4 to 8 inches from the first storm   UNDATED — The first snow fall of the year came at a tough time…the busiest travel day of the year and one of the busiest days for folks preparing for a Thanksgiving gathering. PPL has been working to restore electricity to over a thousand Valley residents.   By late afternoon Wednesday, light snow was still falling and PennDOT had maintained many busy roads in just ‘wet’ conditions. Most secondary, rural roads and city streets had at least a little snow on them. There were numerous accidents, some busy roads like Route 54 near Mount Carmel, Route 61 near Shamokin and Route 104 were call closed…

Accidents and road closures during snowstorm

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MOUNT CARMEL — Several accidents and road closures occurred across The Valley during Wednesday’s snowstorm.   Route 54 has reopened, following a tractor-trailer accident Wednesday morning. Route 54 was closed from Route 487 in Ralpho Township to Route 61 outside of Mount Carmel for several hours as crews worked to remove a tractor-trailer that went off the roadway and struck a guiderail. Traffic was also blocked on Route 225 between Trevorton and Dornsife Wednesday morning, after a vehicle slid into a pole. In Snyder County, Route 522 was closed at Route 235 South for a time in Beaver Springs.   Union County reports several minor accidents throughout the day, with no injuries. Roads are still…

Accidents in The Valley

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  UNDATED — There are several accidents throughout The Valley as the snow continues to fall. – Route 54 is now open In Northumberland County.  Route 54 was closed for several hours on the Natalie Mountain.  Several tractor-trailers were unable to get over the mountain due to snow and ice, prompting the closure. -Route 54 was also closed in both directions between Route 487 in Ralpho Township and Route 61 in Mount Carmel Township, as crews worked to remove a tractor-trailer that went off the roadway and slid into a guiderail. – In Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County, several tractor-trailers are disabled on Route 147 in the area of Fishers Ferry – In Snyder County, Route 522 at…

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist talks snow amounts

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UNDATED – The first snowstorm of the season is set to hit our area on one of the busiest travel days of the year.  AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines talks about the Thanksgiving Eve precipitation, “What we are looking at right now is about 4-8” of snow.  Those who have to travel should know that roads will be slippery.  Maybe if you could delay your travel until early Thursday, that would be an option.” Kines says precipitation is expected to begin early Wednesday morning and continue through Wednesday night.  As for Thanksgiving Day he says, “Weather-wise, not at problem.  The sun will make an appearance and the afternoon temperatures will get close to 40-degrees.  There…

U.S. hit by unusually colder temperatures

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UNDATED — Buffalo, New York is no stranger to snow, but the 6+ feet they have gotten this week is unprecedented. AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Heather Zehr says this weather is part of a pattern the U.S. has been seeing, where colder than normal air masses move south from Canada, “We are in the midst of another one of these patterns. It is extremely cold and unusually so for this time of year.” She adds, “We have had temperatures running 20-degrees below normal and high temperatures that are even below high temperatures that are normal for January. In Buffalo, mix that with the fact that there are still lake temperatures that are more October-like, that is…

More than 100 still without power

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SHAMOKIN – Following the surprising snowstorm on Sunday night into Monday, more than 100 customers are still without power in Northumberland County. PPL reports 138 customers remain without power as of mid-day Tuesday.  That is down from the over 300 without power Tuesday morning. Those areas impacted include Shamokin, Shamokin Township, parts of Zerbe and West Cameron Townships and portions of Upper Mahanoy Township. Several trees and wires were damaged when heavy wet snow fell in the area, totaling about 6 to 8 inches. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Norry snow removal planned for Wednesday

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NORTHUMBERLAND — Northumberland plans to remove more snow from borough streets Wednesday.  Motorists are asked to keep their vehicles off of the designated streets before 7:00a.m. to allow workers easier access.   Snow will be removed from Front Street from King Street to Duke Street as well as Queen Street, from Second Street to the railroad yard entrance below Priestly Avenue.  Motorists are advised to remove all vehicles from these streets from 7:00a.m. until the plowing is complete. Vehicles that are not moved may be ticketed or towed.  (Codi Jade) Follow