Snow, sleet, freezing rain and even rain. Pick your poison. Depending on where you are around the area, you could have seen a combination of all of these.
Things are tough right now. The roads are snow covered. Route 943 near Fort Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County is snow covered, slushy and nasty. People are moving relatively slow. Closer to Harrisburg, we found about 2 1/2 inches of snow. Here at the Gap, it's measuring almost 4 inches. All of this snow and wintry mix is keeping road crews busy and drivers on their toes.
We began our journey in York, made our way to Swatara Township, Dauphin County, then to Hershey. From Hershey, we hit Lebanon County, finally finishing our Tour de Snow in Cumberland County. Along the entire way, we were met by snow covered roads and slippery conditions.
Wherever you go around the Susquehanna Valley, we have seen a large amount of PennDOT trucks, salting and plowing. PennDOT says they have a full complement of trucks out on the roads and if things continue, they hope to get ahead of the snow before things really pick up this morning. PennDOT also says the wet kind of rain snow will help them clear the roads faster.
"The things you need on the roadway to keep the roadway clear, are first the salt, then the cars to move it around and then you need that moisture. As long as you have that wetter type of snow and things aren't real, real dry, things will start working for us," said Mike Crochunis from PennDOT.
Basically, if you don't need to be out on the roads, stay home. They are tough, they are improving but the go is slow.