Winter Storm Warnings and Snow Continue for Twin Tiers
Expect snowy weather to continue in the Twin Tiers through February 3 while the National Weather Service’s Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through February 2.
NOAA says heavy snow is still expected for several hours compounded by blowing and drifting.
For Tioga, Broome, Delaware and Chenango counties the Warning is in effect until 7 p.m. but is due to expire in Cortland County at 5 p.m. The warning for Northeast Pennsylvania is to expire at 1 p.m.
Accumulations for Broome, Tioga and Delaware County is put at 10 to 16 inches with locally higher amounts while snowfall totals for Cortland County are estimated at 8 to 12 inches. For Northeast Pennsylvania, the higher elevations may punch in at over two feet of snow.
Officials warn travel could be very difficult through at least midday Tuesday.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have put Tier Four travel restrictions on the entire length of Interstate 81, including in Susquehanna County. That means no commercial vehicles are permitted and the ban extends to school buses, motor coaches, recreational vehicles, vehicles that are towing trailer and motorcycles.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday issued a State of Emergency for 44 Counties including the Southern Tier and Central New York and said only essential workers should venture out. There have been no local travel advisories issued.