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Monday, January 26, 2015

The following schools are closed today:
Carbon County Career and Technical Institute
Jim Thorpe
Lehighton
Marian Catholic
Northern Lehigh
Northwestern Lehigh
Pleasant Valley
Palmerton
Panther Valley
Tamaqua

The latest prediction is 6-10 inches of snow.
Here's the forecast:
Today: Snow. High near 25. Northeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Monday, January 26, 2015

As people stock up on bread, milk and snow shovels ahead of the projected winter storm tonight and tomorrow, the state Department of Transportation, PPL Electric, and local hospitals are getting ready, too.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

If you haven't stocked up on rock salt or purchased a snow removal device yet, you may want to think about it.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

NWS officials are calling it “one of the largest snow storms of the winter,” while predicting up to 16 inches of accumulation over the area.

Similarly, AccuWeather forecasters said snow in the Lehighton area could range from 8-12 inches.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Police and emergency responders are on the scene of a one-car crash in Hometown that injured the driver.

According to those at the scene, the driver of a Kia Sorento appeared to be traveling southbound on Progress Avenue
near TIDE Road when, for reasons unclear, the car veered off the roadway and into a wooded area where it crashed
head-on into a tree.

Tire marks in the snow indicate the path of the vehicle as it left the roadway and entered the woods.
The male driver was injured.

The location of the mishap is inside the Tamaqua Industrial Development Enterprises complex.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

One of the largest snow storms of the winter may impact our area Monday into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

While there is still uncertainty as to the track and ferocity of a developing nor`easter late Monday, there is little doubt that
snow will affect travel Monday in much of our area. There is potential for a foot or more of snow Monday night.

Heavy snow with blowing and drifting, with accumulations of 6 to 16 inches.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Summit Hill Borough workforce will still be plowing curb to curb on Monday (North and West sides of streets) even during Monday's storm to make room for parking in anticipation of the larger storms predicted for this week.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - One person is in custody after a high-speed chase that began on the Pittston bypass and ended with the suspect apprehended on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County near Mahanoy City.

The name and age of the male suspect were not released on Sunday night, although the person was was taken to the hospital after his apprehension, state police said.

Pittston city police initiated pursuit of the wanted male, with state troopers from the Wyoming, Hazleton, and Frackville barracks joining in the chase as the vehicle made its way down the Interstate, troopers confirmed.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Lansford Borough has issued a state of emergency because of weather, effective at midnight tonight.

Parking is prohibited along all of Water Street, Kline Avenue and Snyder Avenue until further notice.

Plowing operations along the south and west sides of all streets will continue Monday beginning at 8 a.m.

Depending on the strength of the anticipated snow storm, additional updates will be made as needed.

Questions can be directed to the Lansford Police at 570-645-5844.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man's plans to break into a Houston store fell through, after he crashed through the ceiling and landed in front of police.

Houston police say the man climbed a tree and onto the roof of a Family Dollar store early Sunday morning, then managed to break a hole in the roof and enter the building.

But after making his way into the store, the man fell through the ceiling just as a police officer arrived in response to a call about a potential burglary.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

A blizzard warning was issued for New York and Boston, and the National Weather Service said the massive storm would bring heavy snow and powerful winds starting Monday and into Tuesday.

"This could be a storm the likes of which we have never seen before," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference Sunday.