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Another round of winter weather

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    BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Broadway in Jim Thorpe was beautiful Tuesday morning as a blanket of snow covered the region just before dawn. Roads were covered by the morning commute and made traveling a challenge.
Published December 17. 2013 08:07AM

It was slick travel for many this morning as yet another blast of winter weather moves through the region.

The storm started just before 4 a.m. with light snow and temperatures in the teens. By 6 a.m., the snow had covered the roads, slowing morning commutes to crawls in some areas.

According to the National Weather Service, who issued a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m., the storm is expected to drop between one and three inches before clearing out this afternoon.

There is also a chance for snow showers this evening.

A few fender bender crashes were reported early.

One occurred just around 7 a.m., on Route 443 in Lehighton, at the intersection of Route 209, near Sapore's Restaurant. No injuries were reported.

Most schools throughout Carbon, Schuylkill, Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe counties were closed today as a result of the forecast.

Lehighton Area Middle School's concert has been postponed until Wednesday.

After this storm, the area will begin to see a warm-up, with temperatures climbing into the 40s by Friday.

The weekend outlook looks wet, but warm.

On Saturday, there is a chance of showers with a high of 46.

Showers may continue Sunday, but temperatures will top out at near 60, before the next cold front moves through Sunday night.

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