The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 27, 2013

Storm spreads misery in the Valley

SUNBURY — A plodding winter-like storm crossed the Valley on Tuesday morning, leaving about an inch of wet snow on the ground, causing several car wrecks and at least two confirmed incidents of tractor-trailers sliding off icy portions of Interstate 80 and overturning.

An accident was reported on Kaseville Road in Mahoning Township, Montour County. Other crashes were in the jurisdiction of state police, according to the Montour County 911 Center. They included an accident in Rush Township.

The snow eventually turned to flurries and then all rain by late afternoon.

Early in the evening, more than 1,330 PPL customers in Zerbe Township, Northumberland County, lost power — and were facing overnight temperatures in the mid-30s. By 8:30 p.m., 465 PPL customers in Zerbe Township were still without electricity.

“Power lines going down was not unexpected,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Edwards.

The wet and icy buildup on trees would have caused some limbs to fall on power lines, he said.

Some observers in Mifflinburg measured more than two inches of snow Tuesday morning, Edwards reported.

Expect another inch of snow late today into this evening.

“What we’re worried about here,” Edwards said, “is the possibility of re-freezing rain on the roads making for slick driving early Thanksgiving morning. So be careful.”

Meanwhile, areas north of I-80 were walloped by the storm, which spread snow, sleet and torrential rain northward, while millions of people prepared to travel for Thanksgiving.

AAA reports that more than 43 million people will travel this Thanksgiving.

If you’re traveling to New York City, Washington D.C. or Philadelphia, Edwards said, “Watch out for flooding. Those cities could see some heavy rain instead of snow.”

The worst of the storm will have hit northern Pennsylvania into New York State.

“Buffalo probably got close to a foot of snow,” Edwards said.

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