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Snow emergencies have been declared

Four municipalities have declared a snow emergency in Centre County.

Harris, College and Patton townships and State College made the declarations Monday.

Other municipalities will likely declare snow emergencies, a common declaration when a significant amount of snow is expected. Snow accumulations will likely amount to 9 to 15 inches in Centre County, according to the National Weather Service. The probability of more than 18 inches of snowfall through Wednesday in State College is 24 percent, the NWS estimated.

A winter storm warning will be in effect at 8 p.m. Monday to 10 p.m. Tuesday in locations across central Pennsylvania. It could, however, take until midnight for heavy snow to hit Centre Centre. Heavy snowfall will continue into the morning and taper off in afternoon, according to the The Weather Channel.

Motorists should expect “significant travel disruptions (and) dangerous travel conditions.” Power outages are also possible, according to the NWS.

Vehicles in Harris Township must be removed from municipal streets no later than midnight Tuesday, but may be parked on the roads after snowfall stops and the roads are cleared. Vehicles must be removed in Patton Township by 10 p.m. Monday, and sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after the snowfall has stopped.

Parking on the streets is not permitted in College Township and State College until after roads are cleared. Sidewalks must also be cleared by residents within 24 hours of the storm ending.

Centre Region Council of Governments issued a release to notify Benner, College and Harris township residents that Tuesday trash and recycling collection has been postponed to Saturday.

The storm will likely cause blizzard conditions in the northeast, according to TWC.

This story will be updated.

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