PA State Police Urge motorists to stay off the roads

The PA State Police in Erie say travel is NOT recommended in Erie County.

Due to record snowfall, poor visibility, and deteriorating road conditions, travel on all area roadways is not recommended.

There have been reports of numerous cars stuck on area roadways throughout the northern half of Erie County from the Ohio line to New York border.  Police PennDot plows are out, but having a difficult time making progress as the snow continues to fall.

State Police say if you must travel, use extreme caution, reduce speeds, and keep emergency supplies in your vehicle.

For information on road conditions, use the PA 511 system, by dialing 511 from any phone in PA, or by visiting 511pa.com.   All area roadways are snow covered and slippery.

Up to an additional 1 to 2 feet of snow is predicted in some parts of the region, that has already received 40 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.

EMTA says Erie buses are running abbreviated routes today.   And all routes are running at least one hour behind schedule.

Erie International Airport is closed until at least 9 am due to runway conditions.   It's expected flights may not be able to land or take off until sometime this afternoon.  Be sure to check with airlines for changing status of flights, as crews work to clear runways at ERI.  

 

 


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