Snowfall and School Cancellations

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Brace yourself for the first expected snowfall of this winter season and get your snowblowers ready. The US National Weather Service in State College has released an updated snowfall forecast for South-Central Pennsylvania..

Meteorologists expect total accumulations of four to six inches in Franklin County and along the PA Turnpike. Chambersburg is in the path predicted to get the heaviest accumulation of snow. Snowfall should start at about 7 p.m. and continue through the night, ending around 5 a.m. Friday. PennDOT advises travelers to stay aware of the weather and drive safely if they must be on the road.

Expect a lowering of speed limits as snow accumulates.

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School District Cancellations

As of 6:45pm 1/6/22 the following cancellations and delays have been reported.

Chambersburg School District – Closed (Schools will make up the snow day on February 17)

Waynesboro School District – 2 Hour Delay

Tuscarora School District – 2 Hour Delay

Montessori Academy – Closed

Fannett-Metal School District – 2 Hour Delay

Shippensburg Area School District – 2 Hour Delay

Shalom Christian Academy – Closed

Cumberland Valley Christian School – 2 Hour Delay

Travel Restrictions

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) is encouraging motorists that have to travel check their free 511PA app for any speed or vehicle restrictions, however, as of 7:30 Thursday PennDOT’s app and website was down.