Snow reduced speeds Thursday, closed schools Friday

Photo courtesy of Joel Seidel Photography Shoveling in Kutztown after the snowstorm on Jan. 3.
Submitted photo Jon Kuhns, Lenhartsville, shares this photo taken Jan. 3 after a snow storm dropped about 7 inches.

Jon Kuhns, resident of Lenhartsville, measured 7 inches of snow in a paved parking lot on 143 and Sousley Road.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission lifted the 45 mph speed limit restriction on the entire Turnpike including the Northeastern Extension.

Motorists should still continue to drive with caution and keep alert for changing weather conditions, advised the Turnpike Commission in a release. Also, drivers should remember to remove all snow and ice from vehicles before hitting the highway and turn on the headlights anytime the windshield wipers are in use.

Kutztown, Fleetwood and Brandywine Heights school districts closed school for today, Friday, Jan. 3.


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