A combination of snow, rain, and sleet made for some nasty weather and challenging driving conditions Wednesday. Luzerne County received a total of 2.4 to 4 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
Joanne LaBounty, a meteorologist with NWS, said the mixed precipitation the storm brought just “added to the difficulty” for drivers. The treacherous road conditions closed most local schools and many businesses.
In a news release, PennDOT announced that speed limits were reduced Wednesday morning to 45 mph on all interstates in the region. However, as of 2 p.m. — when it was warm enough for rain to be falling in many places — all speeds were restored to their usual posted limits with the exception of Interstate 84.
On the bright side, the storm has moved out of the area and it will have no impact on Thursday’s weather. The forecast for Thursday says it will be partly sunny with a high of 27 for the Wyoming Valley. Locals who will be traveling to Philadelphia to attend the Eagles Super Bowl victory parade can expect sunny weather with a high of 35.