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Area sees first significant snowfall this year

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS Snow blanketed the area yesterday morning, clinging to tree branches and low bushes throughout the county including those pictured here along a road in Crawford Township.

LOCK HAVEN — The first winter storm of the season packed a little punch before it packed up and left town.

The winter storm, which began on Sunday night, dropped snow, sleet and freezing rain on Clinton and Centre counties, causing motor vehicle accidents, while downing trees limbs and power lines.

When it was all said and done, the storm dumped a couple of inches of snow on the area, though most of it had turned into a slushy mess by Monday afternoon.

According to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tom Kines, the storm took different forms depending on geographic location.

“The lower elevations definitely received less snow,” Kines explained. “The higher elevations got more. Most areas were looking at an inch or two.”

CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS A.J. Bartley, poses with his son, Grayson, after they picked out shovels and sleds following the first significant snowstorm of the season.

The storm featured snow, sleet and freezing rain throughout the evening. Again, what you saw depends on where you live.

“Eventually, it turned to all snow,” Kines said.

The snow didn’t impact schools in the area as they were already off as the Thanksgiving holiday wrapped up.

At the Walmart in Mill Hall, there were plenty of people out and about stocking up on salt, shovels and sleds.

The Bartley family was among them.

LAURA JAMESON / THE EXPRESS It’s beginning to look a lot like...winter. Although fleeting, many locations in the area experienced their first snow of the season yesterday, covering everything in a fine layer of white slushy snow — like this sign that can be seen when traveling on Central Avenue in Avis.

Grayson Bartley was shopping for a new sled and kids’ size shovel with his parents, A.J. and Jackie Bartley.

He was definitely excited to try out both, his parents said.

“He needed a new sled,” said Jackie Bartley. “But I really wanted more (snow) than this.”

If you are a snow enthusiast, unfortunately you are out of luck. Kines said that the bad weather has moved out for the remainder of the week.

“In general, it should be pretty quiet. There are no big storms headed our way. Tuesday and Wednesday, we could see some snow showers, but it’s not a big deal,” he said.

Temperatures will remain in the 30s, for most of the week, however.

“These weather patterns are pretty typical for this time of the year,” Kines said.

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