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Lancaster wakes up to fresh snow

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Lancaster awoke under a fresh blanket of snow Tuesday morning. The snowfall began, as if on cue, around 3 a.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Weather Advisory yesterday that continues through 10 a.m. today. The bulk of the snow, according to the Advisory, is expected to fall during the morning commute hours. This Alberta clipper is moving through the area quickly.

There is warmth at the end of the storm. Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be sunny. Lancastrians may see a high of 50 on Friday and Saturday. Sunday should be even warmer! The NWS is predicting a high of near 57 on Sunday.

Preparing for power outages

As snow and ice accumulates, it can weigh down and break limbs, which fall onto power lines and cause power outages. Currently (4:30 a.m.) there are no power outages reported, according to PPL Electric. If you should lose power, please report your outage by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL (342-5775) or visiting our online Outage Center at www.pplelectric.com/outage. PPL relies on customers to tell us about outages. The website also has tips to prepare for stormy weather and other information.

During a winter storm

Stay indoors and off the road if conditions worsen. If you do have to go out, walk or drive carefully as there may be ice under the fresh snow.

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