Winter weather warnings, advisories issued; snow turning over to sleet, freezing rain

ALTOONA, Pa. - A Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for several counties across the Central Pennsylvania Region.


A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 7 p.m. for Bedford and Somerset Counties. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Jefferson, Elk, Clearfield, Cameron and part of Centre County until 10 p.m. Wednesday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon and part of Centre County until 7 p.m.


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Areas north of I-80 are expected to get 6-9 inches of snow. Areas west of I-99 are expected to get 3-6 inches of snow, while areas near the Maryland border will only get 1-3 inches.




Snow will switch to freezing rain and sleet across the Laurel Highlands and southern counties. Those areas could see around a tenth of an inch or a quarter inch of ice.




PennDOT has reduced the speed limit to 45 mph for the following roadways: 

  • Interstate 70 in Bedford and Fulton Counties
  • Interstate 99 in Bedford and Blair Counties
  • Route 219 in Cambria and Somerset Counties
  • Route 22 in Blair and Cambria Counties

Visibility is expected to be reduced during steady snowfall and everyone is advised to avoid any unnecessary driving.  


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Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 30s Wednesday, with them dropping overnight.


Penn State sent an alert saying that all classes and activities were canceled Wednesday, but would resume at 5 p.m. this evening. 


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