Live updates: What to know about snow emergencies, closures & more in Centre County

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A winter storm dropped several inches of snow across Centre County on Sunday night into Monday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, areas of Centre County saw as much as 7 inches of snow from the storm, which started late Sunday afternoon.

A winter weather advisory was lifted at 10 a.m. Monday, though the NWS issued a wind advisory for 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation urged motorists to avoid unnecessary travel during the storm. Speed limit and vehicle restrictions were in place on highways including all of Interstate 99. The winter weather restrictions on Interstates 99 and 80 were lifted at about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the NWS advisory stated. “The hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute.”

That was echoed Sunday by Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Executive Deputy Director Jeff Thomas, in anticipation of Winter Storm Izzy’s impact through the state. The storm will bring heavy snow to the western half of the state and a mix of snow, sleet and rain to much of the eastern half, according to a PEMA news release.

“This is a complex storm that will make travel difficult, if not downright treacherous, at times during the overnight hours and into Monday morning,” Thomas said in the release. “PEMA will be in close contact with our county emergency management and state agency partners to stay aware of conditions and provide help when needed.”

In Centre County, communities declared snow emergencies and closures and delays were also announced. Check back for updates on the list below.

  • Patton Township declared a snow emergency that took effect at 8 p.m. Sunday. It ended at 3 p.m. Monday.

  • Harris Township was under a snow emergency as of 6 p.m. Sunday. It was lifted Monday afternoon.

  • College Township declared a snow emergency effective 7 p.m. Sunday. All vehicles must be off roadways so plow trucks can safely clear the roads.

  • State College Borough is under a snow emergency as of 7:40 p.m. Sunday, with no on-street parking permitted.

  • Penn State announced a “Midnight Clear” for snow removal for Sunday and Monday night at University Park. Parking is prohibited at all faculty/staff surface parking lots on campus, including Innovation Park, from midnight Sunday night through 7 a.m. Monday morning and midnight Monday night through 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The roof levels of all five campus parking decks will be closed.

  • On-campus work and in-person activities are canceled for Monday at Penn State’s University Park campus, from 5 a.m.-5 p.m. No classes are scheduled in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day.

  • Bald Eagle Area School District will have a Flexible Instruction Day Monday, with schools closed.

  • Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority announced that there will be no collection on Monday, resulting in trash and recycling collection this week on a one day delay for residential customers in College, Ferguson, Harris, Patton and Benner townships.

  • CATA service will operate on a “Full Service Lite” schedule on Monday, with no HU, NE, RC, VE, WE express service. CATA’s Customer Service Center will be closed.

  • Mount Nittany Health announced that some locations and services will be closed until noon Monday, including all Mount Nittany Physician Group practices and Mount Nittany Medical Center outpatient programs. The Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center and Mount Nittany Medical Center remain open. Visit www.mountnittany.org for updates.

  • Centre Volunteers in Medicine will be closed Monday due to weather.

  • Schlow Centre Region Library will be closed Monday.

For the latest on road conditions, visit www.511PA.com.

A State College Borough snow plow clears South Atherton Street on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.
A State College Borough snow plow clears South Atherton Street on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.
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