Gov. Wolf signs proclamation of disaster for Winter Storm 'Stella'

Posted March 15, 2017

Governor Wolf says he also signed an emergency proclamation clearing the way for agencies to acquire supplies and providing consumer protections during the storm against the potential for price gouging at gas stations and grocery stores. Winds with gusts of 30-40 miles per hour were expected to begin Tuesday afternoon and continue through Wednesday.

He made a plea to business owners to let their workers stay home and off the roads. Greene County and the Mon Valley were forecast to receive 3-6 inches of snow, said Alicia Miller, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.

PennDOT says the restrictions have been lifted on Interstates 70 and 99, on I-80 between I-99 and I-81, and on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Bedford and Carlisle.

PennDOT has announced it will temporarily reduce the speed limit on several highways due to a snowstorm expected to begin late Monday and last through Tuesday.

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Officials are urging residents to make sure that they have emergency supplies.

"Our personnel are prepared for it, and we're prepared for it to be even worse than that in case the storm would shift", he said.

Plow truck drivers will be out once this storm moves into the area making the interstates and busiest roads a priority.