A snow emergency has been declared by the State College Borough manager, according to a press release from the borough. All vehicles must be moved from borough streets until the streets have been plowed to the curb and the snow has stopped, according the the release.
The downtown parking garages — Fraser Street garage, Pugh Street garage, McAllister deck and Beaver garage — and parking lots will remain open, according to the release.
Cars parked in snow removal zones or in violation of any borough ordinance may be towed at the owner’s expense, according the release.
The release states that residents and property owners must clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after the snowfall has stopped.
As of 11:59 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Central Mountains of Pennsylvania, including the State College area, that will remain in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The Winter Storm Warning is for snow, then sleet and freezing rain with accumulations of 3 to 5 inches of snow over the southern parts of the warning area with 4 to 8 inches of snow elsewhere. Snow will become sleet and freezing rain, according the warning, with up to a quarter inch of ice expected.