Freezing rain advisory in effect until noon; roads slick
The good news is it’s not snowing. The bad news is, freezing rain is making roadways treacherous this morning.
After six accumulating snows in two weeks, a storm moved into Northumberland County from the west at about 8 a.m. this morning. It was a mix of sleet and rain, but it was freezing on contact as temperatures were into the low and mid-20s overnight.
The National Weather service issued a freezing rain advisory at 6:40 a.m. that remains in effect until noon. Temperatures are rising as the moving progresses and the precipitation is expected to turn to all rain.
Little or now snow or sleet accumulation is expected, but ice could build up to one-tenth of an inch. Highs around 40 are forecast. Chance of precipitation is near 100 percent, NWS reports.
Authorities are at the scene of a crash as of 9 a.m. at the Strong Connector. We expect to publish a story on that soon at www.newsitem.com.