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Local municipalities declare snow emergency

A snow emergency has been declared in Harris and Patton townships.

The emergency is effective until 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. Per township ordinance, residents are reminded to remove their vehicles from all municipal streets for clearing.

Township manager Amy Farkas said an emergency is declared if three or more inches of snow has fallen or is predicted.

Four plows will clear and salt the streets, she said. Plows cleaned up the roads Wednesday morning and will be working into the evening to keep streets clean.

The plows are expected to resume early Thursday to finish cleanup and clear parking stalls before the morning rush, she said.

Patton Township manager Doug Erickson confirmed Patton Township as of 6 p.m.

The expectation is to have crews come in overnight, he said. Once the snow stops, the real cleanup can begin.

He expects roads to be fully cleared by about 7 a.m. Thursday.

College and Halfmoon townships are not calling for snow emergencies, according to respective representatives for both townships.

No information was available for State College borough or Ferguson Township at this time.

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