As many of you may recall, Schuylkill dealt with a tragic incident on March 28, 2022 that resulted in the death of 6 individuals, the injury of dozens and disruption of travel along I-81 Northbound for 40 hours. It was not the first snow squall we had experienced and will not be the last. Please review the Snow Squall information and take the precautions seriously.
Pennsylvania sees many forms of hazardous winter weather, including snow squalls. A snow squall is a brief but intense period of heavy snow (up to 2 inches in 30 minutes), strong winds (30+ mph), and whiteout conditions (visibility less than ¼ mile). Snow squalls often occur on days with otherwise partly cloudy skies. Coming on so suddenly, snow squalls can catch drivers off guard and lead to major transportation impacts, including deadly multi-vehicle accidents.