With anywhere from 4-11 inches of snow expected to blanket Centre County early Wednesday morning, some schools decided to err on the side of caution.
Penn State, in a rare move, canceled all University Park classes and activities, which will resume at 5 p.m.
Meanwhile, Philipsburg-Osceola, State College Bellefonte, Penns Valley and Bald Eagle area school districts have canceled school and activities entirely.
Patton, Harris and College townships have issued snow emergencies for its residents. The alert went into effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday in College Township, 4 a.m. Wednesday in Patton Township and 8 a.m. in Harris Township.
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During snow emergencies all vehicles must be removed from streets, and parking on roads is not permitted until all snow and ice has been cleared after the storm. All sidewalks must be cleared by residents within 24 hours of the storm ending. Residents are not allowed to shovel or blow snow onto streets.
Ferguson Township reminded residents and businesses that vehicles may not be parked on the streets when snowfall reaches a depth of 2 inches or more, while Alpha Fire Company urged people to clear snow and ice from around their fire hydrants in a 3-foot circle.
According to PennDOT, speed limits could be reduced on major roads. The agency also suggested driving at speeds appropriate for the conditions regardless of speed limit and using four-way flashers if traveling slowly.