Winter Storm Ties Up Traffic, Cancels Classes Across New York, Pennsylvania

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Updated at 7:10 a.m. Monday

Winter storm warnings remain in effect for most of New York through Monday as a large winter storm moves through the region, with storm totals of a foot of snow or more expected in some spots by Monday evening.

Winter storm warnings are in effect in the Southern Tier, the Finger Lakes, the Catskills, and central New York through Monday. Jefferson County is under a winter weather advisory until Monday evening. According to the National Weather Service, snow will continue through the day.

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How much snow will fall?

Snow will continue through the day Monday, and it will be heavy at times across central New York. By the time the snow winds down late Monday, an additional 3-6″ could fall across the area, in addition to what has already fallen.

Travel impacts

Roads are messy and snow covered across the region. Most counties have issued travel advisories and officials there urge no unnecessary travel. The state Department of Transportation has already reduced speed limits on I-81 from Syracuse to the Pennsylvania border to 45 mph. Weather related speed limits are also in effect in Pennsylvania. Most schools have decided to close or delay because of weather conditions.