Heavy snow and mixed precipitation expected from a winter storm moving in from the west.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7 a.m. February 13.

Officials are expecting total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch in the Twin Tiers and Central New York. Officials say slightly higher ice amounts are possible in the Catskills.

The National Weather Service says snow will develop by 9 a.m. February 12 and become heavy through the morning. The majority of the snow will fall into early afternoon. Snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain this afternoon and continue into the night.

Officials warn travel could be very difficult. The   hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes today. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph are possible as well.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is banning commercial vehicles on Interstate 81 from the New York State border.  Speed limits are also being reduced to 45 miles per hour during the storm.  Empty vehicle and vehicles towing trailers, campers or other vehicles are also banned from several roadways in Pennsylvania.

 

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.