February 8, 2013
The late afternoon and evening commute home may take more time as snow has begun to fall in the area.
State police requests all motorists to travel only if necessary as roadway conditions are expected to deteriorate as the storm progresses.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y., updated their forecast late Friday, predicting five to 10 inches of snow across Luzerne County with higher accumulations in the higher elevations of the Poconos.
A winter storm warning remains in affect until Saturday.
State police urge people not to call law enforcement agencies or 911 seeking weather and roadway information.
Motorists are urged to call:
PennDOT Public Information â?? 800-932-4600
Interstate Conditions â?? 888-783-6783
Turnpike Conditions (Including Blue Route) â?? 800-331-3414
Out of State Callers: 717-783-5186
Roadway conditions can also be obtained online at http://www.511pa.com. This website can also be used for obtaining traffic conditions due to construction, along with viewing remote traffic cameras placed along interstates in the region.
All power outages should be directed to the appropriate utility company. The numbers to report such an outage are:
PPL â?? 800-342-5775, option 1
UGI Electric â?? 800-276-2722, Option 2