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    Northeast Snow Triggers Accidents in Pennsylvania

    By By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
    December 28, 2013, 1:01:34 AM EST

    Snow is accumulating across the Northeast, including in eastern Pennsylvania where numerous accidents ensued. The snow will head to Atlantic Canada next.

    Nuisance snow will continue to spread over the Northeast Thursday with a general coating to an inch or two expected across much of the region.

    This snow will make for slick road conditions for those headed home after the holidays.

    Conditions will be worse in any heavier burst of snow as roads will turn slippery rapidly and visibility will become reduced dramatically. One such intense band of snow was pushing toward Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., Thursday morning.


    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that traffic is being detoured around the westbound section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 298 (Morgantown exit) and 286 (the Reading intersection).

    Twitter user @lisanestrella described an accident scene that she drove past on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Thursday in the following tweet.

    Heavier and steadier snow will develop across southern Maine late in the day as an area of low pressure takes shape just off the region's coast.

    Snow will continue through Thursday night, dropping a quick 3 to 6 inches before tracking across Atlantic Canada on Friday.

    Folks planning to travel on I-95 in Maine Thursday afternoon through Friday morning should allow some extra travel time, especially for those traveling between the cities of Augusta and Bangor.


    The heaviest snow from this system will hold off until Friday when the low spreads a swath of snow across Newfoundland, accumulating as much as 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm).

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    Aside from places near the Canadian border, dry weather will return to the Northeast for Friday and Saturday in the wake of this late-week snow before a new system tracks towards the region late Sunday.

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