Another 4 to 6 inches of snow on way; all schools, county offices closed

Staff report
A snow plow clears Richland Avenue during a snow squall Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Bill Kalina photo

The snowstorm that moved in on the first day of spring Tuesday is expected to drop another 4 to 6 inches of snow on York County Wednesday, March 21.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The state Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit on major roadways including Interstate 83 and Route 30 to 45 mph and has banned all commercial vehicles from major interstates until further notice.

Aaron Tyburski, a NWS meteorologist, said there could be times midday Wednesday when it snows up to an inch per hour.

Some areas of York County saw as much as 8 inches of snow fall Tuesday, according to Tyburski.

He added that the sun should help melt some snow on the roads and make it easier for transportation officials to clear.

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Most York County school districts dismissed students early Tuesday and all canceled classes for Wednesday.

York City and other municipalities declared snow emergencies through Wednesday, requiring residents to move vehicles from public streets.

Philip Given, spokesman for the city, said Wednesday morning that the city's main roads are passable, and they have about 20 vehicles with plows that will be out until at least mid-afternoon.

All the roads are covered with snow because of how much snow is falling, Given said, but they haven't seen any major accidents.

‪York County announced early Wednesday morning that all county office, including courts, are closed.

PennDOT banned all commercial vehicles from the entire length of I-83 starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Commercial vehicles are also banned on Interstate 70, from the Maryland line to the Turnpike; the entire length of Interstate 84; and entire length of Interstate 380.

Those restrictions will remain in effect as long as the conditions require it, according to PennDOT.