First Winter Storm Of Season Expected To Hit Thursday

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It may seem early, but road crews were out putting down brine Wednesday afternoon in Lower Bucks County in advance of the season’s first winter storm.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service said a wintry mix was set to develop Thursday morning and move into the Philadelphia region. The storm is expected to bring rain, snow, sleet, and the chance of some icing. The coastal storm is expected to move out of the area by Friday morning.

The wintry mix, which is expected to impact the area Thursday, could bring between a trace to 2 inches of snow with a chance of some icing, forecasters said. There is also a chance of some frozen conditions Friday morning.

PennDOT officials said the agency is ready to hit storms in the region with plow trucks, materials, and other equipment at the ready.

“PennDOT urges motorists traveling during winter weather to make sure their gas tank is full, and they pack an emergency kit, which should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel, and warm clothes. Remember also any special needs, such as baby food, pet supplies or medications,” the agency said in a statement.

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