Lehigh Valley under winter weather advisory as overnight snowstorm approaches

Written by on January 6, 2022

Lehigh Valley under winter weather advisory as overnight snowstorm approaches

By Hayden Mitman
January 6, 2022

The National Weather Service has put the Lehigh Valley under a winter weather advisory.

An overnight snowstorm is expected to drop 2 to 4 inches by 9 a.m. Friday.

PennDOT spokesman Sean Brown said more than 200 trucks will be on hand to clear roads. 

“We have pretreated our roadways and we will have our crews out there, really until the storm is done and we have all the roadways clear,” he said. 

Brown said he doesn’t anticipate any problems but reminded drivers to be careful.

The snow will come mainly after 1 a.m. with a low temperature of 26, according to the weather service.

The storm should be out of the Lehigh Valley by 9 a.m. Friday and give way to clearing, with eventually sunny skies and a high near 32, according to the forecast.

In Allentown, public works Deputy Director Mark Shahda said 37 plows with salt spreaders will be on the streets starting at 7 tonight.

“We hope most people will stay off the streets,” he said in a news release. “Having less traffic on roadways allows our truck drivers to get around and navigate throughout the city much quicker.”

When digging out cars or clearing sidewalks, residents should avoid throwing snow into the streets, officials said.

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