Super Storm Stella brings over 30 inches of snow to the area; but it’s not over

Super Storm Stella brings over 30 inches of snow to the area; but it’s not overBecause of the winds predicted for today, snow is drifting as pictured here, in neighboring Rome, Pa. Early morning photo submitted by Donna Day of Rome, Pa.

Although the worst of Super Storm Stella is over, with over 30-inches of snow measured in some areas, there is still more to go. Forecasters are predicting another 1 to 4-inches of snow, which means the area will have close to 35 inches of snow by the time the storm ends at the end of the day.

According to weather forecasts, a winter storm warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. this evening for locations in Bradford, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties in Northeast Pennsylvania, as well as much of central New York.

According to these forecasts, there will be occasional snow, with additional accumulations of 1 to 4-inches. Problematic will be the blowing and drifting snow that will create very poor travel conditions, as roads will be snow covered and slippery. Forecasters are predicting winds from the northwest at 10 to 20 mph, and with gusts up to 40 mph.

The storm began late Monday, and was widespread, affecting 15 states in the Midwest and northeast and resulting in shutdowns and closures of not only schools and highways, but also medical clinics and county and municipal office buildings.

Strong winds will continue today, and contribute to significant blowing and drifting snow from central Pennsylvania to northern New England.

Cold temperatures will continue through Thursday after Stella departs, making for icy conditions on untreated roads and other surfaces.

And although many of the travel restrictions have been lifted, lawmakers are urging caution when traveling today as the windy conditions and blowing and drifting snow will create hazardous conditions.

Stay tuned in to our website for any additional announcements regarding closures, re-openings, and any related travel information.

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