Freezing rain closes schools in Pa., W.Va.
Dallas Peer, 13, builds an igloo outside her Grant Shook Road home near Greencastle, Pa., on Monday. (By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer / January 28, 2013)
Much of Pennsylvania was under a winter weather advisory through the day. Many areas saw a mixture of snow, rain and sleet that largely turned to rain as temperatures rose above freezing.
Some areas of north-central and northeastern Pennsylvania received freezing rain into the afternoon.
Weather advisories were in effect through the morning and until 7 p.m. for some areas. For northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, weather advisories were to continue until Tuesday morning.
Schools were closed Monday in the Waynesboro Area, Chambersburg Area and Greencastle-Antrim school districts in Franklin County, Pa.
In West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, schools were closed in Jefferson and Morgan counties, while Berkeley County Schools opened two hours late.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation cautioned motorists to beware of possible icy conditions throughout the day but by afternoon it said most roads were reported to be wet.
No significant power outages were reported because of the storm.
The storm also was being blamed for fender-benders across Pennsylvania, as slick roads made conditions hazardous during the morning commute. Classes were canceled for schools in many areas, from western Pennsylvania to the Philadelphia area.
The National Weather Service predicted higher temperatures for Tuesday, with a chance of dense fog in many areas.