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York County under winter storm warning until Tuesday morning

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Denise Lessner of New Freedom passes the Northern Central Railway in the borough while running with her dog, Ralphie, during a snow squall Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. She said she was training for a 20-mile run later this year. York County is under a winter storm warning until Tuesday morning. Bill Kalina photo

York County is under a winter storm warning until Tuesday morning as a snow storm approaches Pennsylvania.

The warning covers south-central Pennsylvania, which could see 8 to 14 inches of snow, according to The National Weather Service at State College.

Light snow was expected to begin Sunday morning and continue through Sunday night. "The snow could become heavier on Monday and potentially mix with ice from Harrisburg southward," the warning states. "Expect the snow to taper off by late Monday night."

Areas north and east of Harrisburg were expected to receive the most snow, according to the weather service.

Some York County communities began declaring snow emergencies on Saturday.

More:Two days of nonstop snowfall possible in York County

The warning said hazardous conditions could make travel difficult through Monday evening.

Motorists were  asked to limit travel over the weekend in anticipation of the upcoming storm, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Rutter's employee Katie Smith spreads salt outside the New Freedom convenience store after snow began falling Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. York County is under a winter storm warning until Tuesday morning. Bill Kalina photo

"PennDOT anticipates that it will implement travel restrictions on trucks and other vehicles on certain roadways around the state, which will remain in place until conditions warrant their removal," a department news release said.

Travel restrictions could be put in place at noon on Sunday depending on weather conditions. Trucks and other vehicles could be barred on several major highways, including Interstate 83, according to PennDOT. 

Additional speed and vehicle restrictions on these and other interstates could also be added.