Snowstorm moving into area tonight
Drivers may be in for another round of tricky travel Tuesday morning as a storm system moves into the area late tonight.
According to the National Weather Service, a low pressure snow storm that is traveling from the Midwest will move into the area tonight and combine with a secondary low pressure storm developing in the Virginia area. The all-snow system will pass across the TIMES NEWS coverage area this evening and is expected to end sometime Tuesday afternoon.
During the storm, meteorologists are predicting that three to seven inches of snow could fall throughout the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory effective 7 o'clock tonight until 7 p.m. Tuesday. They recommend drivers be very cautious of slippery conditions on untreated roadways as the storm progresses.
This is the second round of winter weather that has plagued the Northeast in less than a week.
Last Wednesday, a monster storm system, which the National Weather Service said was not a blizzard, dropped nearly two feet of snow on much of the region, forcing municipalities to enter into snow emergencies and school districts to close all schools. Parts of major highways, including Interstate 81, 61, 78, 76, 83, 176, and 676, were shut down as road conditions rapidly deteriorated.
No major problems in either Carbon or Schuylkill counties were reported.
After the storm, road crews had the difficult task of removing snow from roadways, a job they are still trying to finish. This weekend, residents were able to find borough workers using front-end loaders and dump trucks to remove excess snow from streets and transport it to another location.
So far this winter has proved interesting for the United States, as well as Canada.
Areas in the south, which typically don't get more than a dusting of snow, are getting a few inches of the white stuff at one time; while Canada, which usually has very cold, snowy winters, is having a warmer than usual winter.
According to The Associated Press, 49 out of 50 states currently have snow on the ground. Hawaii is the only state that doesn't.