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More Winter Weather Predicted This Weekend

A predicted combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain could make road travel dangerous this weekend

By James Boyle: 

Roads around Bucks County that have mostly cleared from Tuesday's snowfall are about to get covered again, according to reports.

A snowstorm forming in the Midwest will bring a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain Saturday, plus overnight temperatures in the mid-30s, the National Weather Service reports. The morning will begin with snowfall before turning into rain in the afternoon and into Sunday. 

The mixture could lead to some slippery conditions on the highways this weekend. Newtown Township alone reported nine accidents on Tuesday. TMA Bucks offers some safe travel tips in advance of the coming precipitation:
  • It is important to always limit your distractions when driving but especially during adverse weather. 
  • Sign up for the Bucks County Community Alert System“ReadyNotify” that delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices. 
  • PennDOT has a “Winter Driving” webpage that highlights preparation as the main key to successfully navigating winter roads. Winter weather can bring unexpected conditions, so make sure that both you and your vehicle are ready for ice and snow. 
  • Please remember that Bucks County has many rural, two-lane highways so have patience and allow PennDOT time to reach these roads. Also not all highways are state highways; some are municipally-owned and are plowed by the borough/township. If you're concerned about a road, contact your township/borough first.    
  • Several Bucks County municipalities have snow emergency policies. Be aware of your township/borough's policy and comply.

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