A snow emergency has been declared for State College and borough streets must be cleared of parked cars for snow plowing, said Scott Fitzgerald, State College's parking garage operations supervisor.
The garages are open at the standard rate, but will have limited volume because the roofs will be closed from the snow, Fitzgerald said. The standard rate is 75 cents per hour, up to a maximum of 16 dollars a day, he said.
Michael Pigott, senior AccuWeather meteorologist, said State College is expected to receive storm totals of six to eight inches of snow.
“The storm's going continue to through late tonight and probably end sometime around four or five tomorrow morning,” Pigott said.
Lieutenant Bradley Smail of the State College Police Department said that police have responded to a few minor traffic accidents due to the snow, but have not received any major calls so far.
The Centre County Emergency Management Agency has not declared a weather emergency but is monitoring the storm, Director Randy Rockey said.
The expected amount of snow does not “indicate that any of the responses in Centre County would be overwhelmed," Rockey said.
Rockey said that Centre County residents should wait to travel until the storm is over, if possible.
“If they do have travel, they should have appropriate weather gear like gloves, a blanket and a cell phone in the car, in case they get stuck,” he said.