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Snow, freezing rain close hundreds of schools in state |

Snow, freezing rain close hundreds of schools in state

The Associated Press
| Friday, December 19, 2008 12:00 a.m

ERIE — Hundreds of Pennsylvania schools are closed as snow and freezing rain spread across the state.

PennDOT plow trucks are struggling to keep up as the snow intensifies.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for all of northern Pennsylvania and forecast a sloppy mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and plain rain for the southern half of the state.

Higher elevations could see up to a foot of snow by Friday night.

Several crashes affected traffic on the interstates and state Route 33 in eastern Pennsylvania, where at least five tractor-trailers are stuck in snow and ice.

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