Freezing Rain Advisory

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…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM EST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM EST SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS…THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF THE
MIDDLE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…A LIGHT GLAZING OF FREEZING RAIN.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS…BETWEEN ONE TENTH AND ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH
ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN…BUT GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE TENTH
OF AN INCH IN THE VALLEYS.

* TIMING…THE LEADING EDGE OF LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
WILL SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE LATE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS…AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES IN THE 20S MAY CLIMB TO RIGHT AROUND
FREEZING NEAR THE ENDING TIME OF THE FREEZING RAIN EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…UNTREATED ROADS AND WALKWAYS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS
FROM THE COATING OF ICE. ISOLATED POWER INTERRUPTIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WHERE THE THICKEST COATING OF ICE OCCURS…MAINLY
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS NORTH AND EAST OF WILLIAMSPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.
USE CAUTION IF TRAVELING ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.
FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION…GO TO
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE OR MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

REPORT ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE
COLLEGE BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO CTP.STORMREPORTS@NOAA.GOV…
POSTING TO THE NWS STATE COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGE…OR TWEET
@NWSSTATECOLLEGE WITH THE HASHTAG C…T…P…W…X.

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Slow Down, Move Over…It’s the law!

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On average 5 firefighters a year, 1 Law Enforcement Officer a month and 1 tow truck operator a week are struck and killed while operating along the roadway. The Hope Hose Company would like to remind everyone of the “Steer Clear” Law which went in to effect in 2006.

The “Steer Clear” law, which went into effect in 2006, requires motorists to move over or slow down when they encounter an emergency scene, traffic stop or disabled vehicle. The law requires motorists to move to a lane that is not adjacent to the scene of an emergency response, police stop or a tow truck picking up an abandoned vehicle. If drivers cannot move over because of traffic or other conditions, they must reduce their speed.

The law applies any time an emergency vehicle has its lights flashing and where road crews or emergency personnel have lighted flares, posted signs or tried to warn motorists. Failure to move over or slow down can result in a summary offense that carries a fine of up to $250. In addition, fines will be doubled for traffic violations occurring in these areas. If that violation leads to a worker being injured, a 90-day license suspension could result.

In cases where law enforcement may not be present, the law allows road workers and emergency responders to report violations by motorists. Law enforcement can issue citations based on these reports.

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