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Fog, ice create hazardous morning commute

January 15. 2014 8:24AM

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Fog greatly reduced visibility in the Wyoming Valley this morning.

Traffic on Interstate 81 was slower than usual as a result of the fog. The National Weather Service released a special weather statement this morning about the fog, saying visibility was reduced to a quarter of a mile in some areas.

The National Weather Service also warned of black ice on roadways. A thin coating of ice could be found on vehicles, and in some areas on the roadway, ice was clearly visible. Motorists are advised to use caution during the morning commute.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected today and tonight, with a high near 43 and a low around 27 degrees. Sunshine is expected tomorrow with slightly cooler temperatures at around 39 degrees. Clouds are expected to move back into the area tomorrow night, with a chance of flurries after 4 a.m., with a low in the upper 20s. The National Weather Service currently does not have any accumulation predictions listed.

Scattered snow showers are expected on Friday before 1 p.m., with a chance of flurries for the remainder of the day. Friday’s high is expected to reach 39 degrees, and the chance of flurries will extend into Friday night with a low of 27 degrees.

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