Centre County may have only gotten up to an inch of snow in some areas on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in State College, but the ice caused what meteorologists called “dangerous” conditions.
NWS lead meteorologist Greg DeVoir said driving conditions on ice are more hazardous than in snow.
“Ice has been a big problem for transportation,” he said. “The sleet and freezing rain on untreated roads is dangerous.”
Northern Blair and Huntingdon counties, and nearly all of Centre County, got about an inch of snow overnight Friday and into Saturday, before it turn into a mix of sleet and freezing rain through the morning and afternoon Saturday.
DeVoir said temperatures most of Saturday hovered around freezing.
The slick weather conditions attributed to at least one report of a vehicle crash in the Centre Region.
State College police Sgt. Todd Scholton said a one-vehicle crash was reported about 8 a.m. on the 1200 block of University Drive.
Scholton said the vehicle was headed northbound when the driver lost control of the vehicle and ended up on the side of the road.
Temperatures are expected to climb overnight Saturday and into Sunday due to a “southern flow,” DeVoir said, but the morning rain is expected to turn back into snow by late Sunday afternoon.