Winter storm warning: 8 to 12 inches of snow possible

York Dispatch
The first snow of the season falls on West College Avenue in York City, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in this file photo. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The first day of spring is delivering York County a winter storm warning, which the National Weather Service has issued for 8 a.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The weather service warns of the potential “for long duration wet snow and mixed precipitation” that could dump at least 8 to 12 inches of snow and sleet on the area.

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Travel could be difficult during the warning, particularly during Wednesday morning’s commute, and motorists should be prepared for periods of reduced visibility, the weather service said

Heaviest snow, with rates of an inch an hour, could happen during the afternoon and evening Tuesday, and again Wednesday during the morning and afternoon, according to the weather service. 

At about noon Tuesday there were more than 30 reported traffic accidents in York County, according to York County 911. The York County Office of Emergency Management urged people to be careful on the roads following the crash reports just before noon. 

Also, the “heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs, causing power outages,” according to the warning.