Franklin County’s emergency officials started to bring in extra staff members Tuesday night ahead of what could be a significant snow storm for parts of the county.
Estimates indicate the southern part of the county along the Maryland state line will receive the most snowfall, potentially one foot or more.
As you travel north, the snow totals are expected to lower, with the northern part of the county expected to see four to six inches of snow.
“Trucks are going to be out later this evening. PennDOT is staffing up. They’ll be out this evening. Our road clearing plans are in operation. PennDOT and the townships have a great plan for clearing snow, and they should be able to keep up with this snow,” said David Donohue, director of the county’s department of emergency services.
Donohue said some localized areas could see as much as 16 inches of snow in the southern part of the county.
Crews are anticipating power outages, as the snow is expected to be wet and heavy. It should begin snowing around midnight and pick up starting at 3 a.m., said Donohue, falling at about an inch an hour.
Donohue said given that temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 40s Thursday, there is some concern for minor street flooding. He said he doubted there would be major impacts to the county’s waterways.
Many people stopped by area grocery stores Tuesday in an effort to stock up on basic supplies.