Winter Weather Could Complicate Afternoon & Evening Commute

Credit: PA Internet News Service

Forecasters warn that the Monday afternoon and evening commute could be hazardous due to an expected mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow.

The National Weather Service called for possible slippery conditions due to freezing rain, sleet and a dusting of snow that will start around 4 p.m. The ice could glaze untreated sidewalks, roads and bridges, which are already cold due to days of below-freezing temperatures.

“Ice will likely create hazardous conditions on area roads and walkways as the ground is very cold. The icy conditions could result in significant travel delays for the evening commute,” forecasters wrote.

The Council Rock School District announced they would close their schools early Monday before the storm hit. The high schools were set to let out at noon, the middle schools at 12:45 p.m. and elementary schools at 1:30 p.m.

In advance of the precipitation, forecasters issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Lower Bucks County.

Monday is the first day since 2017 that temperatures could go slightly above the freezing mark.

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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001