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Yesterday's storm brings delays today in two area school districts

Published February 27. 2013 05:07PM

Two schools districts in the Carbon County area had a two hour delay today thanks to last night's wintery weather. Panther Valley School District had a two hour delay because of the condition of the streets in Summit Hill. Jim Thorpe also saw a delay in classes starting today because of the condition of the streets in the Penn Forest/Kidder Township area.

Weather on Tuesday night was expected to be wet with a possibility of snow and sleet with a chance that it would turn to rain and then to all rain into the night, which is exactly what happened.

But for the communities of Summit Hill, Weatherly and in the higher elevations of Jim Thorpe, the wintry mix hung around to make travel in those communities slippery early this morning.

Other areas of the county briefly saw the wintry mixture, which made roads slick at about 9 p.m. but was gone before daylight this morning because of warming temperatures.

The Weather Channel says that today the high temperature in our area will be about 48 degrees and the low temperature will be 34 degrees so roads should be safe today from freezing conditions. There is a 30 percent chance of rain today with a 50 percent chance of rain tonight.

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