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Snow, Bitter Cold Take Aim At Pennsylvania

Gene J. Puskar

Snow and icy conditions are slowing traffic in parts of Pennsylvania as commuters head to work and road crews treat surfaces because bitter cold is expected to follow for the ride home.

Erie and Crawford counties in the northern part of the state remain under a winter storm warning. Interstate 90 has reopened after several tractor trailers jackknifed between exits 9 and 18 Monday night.

Motorists Tuesday are facing slick conditions in the Pittsburgh area after snow fell overnight. Heavier bands of snow are expected and temperatures are dropping.

Pittsburgh Public Works says it is monitoring road conditions, adding that workers are "continually monitoring the weather, and if needed, more drivers will be added and shifts will be extended to ensure coverage. Drivers are urged to be extra cautious, especially during the morning commute."

Numerous schools have delayed opening in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area.

Forecasters predict rain will give way to some light snow that will stick on grassy surfaces in the Philadelphia area as temperatures plunge from the 50s to the low 20s.