State College, Pa- State College Borough crews say they expect the anticipated snow to be a hard, “pack-snow”, rather than a light powder snow which they say can be more difficult to clear from the road.
Hard pack snow can be a burden on your back when shoveling….but it also poses another problem for road crews
“This hard pack material does present a problem for the trucks as well…. we have a lot a plow kick-back, in some places the plows will skip over the hard pack-snow, and that can be a problem… especially with the colder temperatures they’re predicting,” said Eric Brooks, Operations Manager for State College Borough.
That means it may take trucks more than one or two passes to properly clear the packed snow….and whatever snow is missed can turn to ice.
“Stay off the road if you can…. if you have to be out, just be aware of your surroundings. The speed limit may be posted 25, but I would not reccomend that, you’re going to have to travel at your own risk,” Brooks said.
Crews will be scheduled around the clock beginning at noon Saturday, until the storm ends.
The borough also wants to remind everyone that if we get more than three inches of snow, or if a snow emergency is declared for State College… all cars must be moved off the street.