With the threat of power outages and other snow-related problems, here's what you need to know.

County alerts

Sign up for free to receive texts and emails about weather emergencies, road closures and power outages around your county.

Ÿ carbon.alertpa.org

Ÿ monroe.alertpa.org

Ÿ lehigh.alertpa.org

Ÿ www.notifync.org

Power outages

Ÿ 610-377-4005 for Lehighton residents wishing to report an outage in the borough.

Ÿ www.pplelectric.com or 1-800-342-5775 for PPL Electric customers. Press 1 for electrical emergency.

Non-emergency numbers

Ÿ Carbon County Communications Center: 570-325-9111

Ÿ Monroe County Control Center: 570-992-9911

Road conditions

Ÿ511PA.com or 5-1-1 on your telephone: A free service from PennDOT that provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on interstates and winter road conditions.

Ÿ www.dot.state.pa.us/winter: Driving tips.

Be prepared

Ÿ ReadyPA.org or 1-888-9-READYPA: Provides a checklist on creating an emergency kit for your family, pet and car.