Snowy, slow commute following blast of snow

All major routes and Interstates in the Valley are being impacted by the snowfall

Drivers can expect a slow commute Wednesday morning and the drive home could be dicey, too. 

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Drivers can expect a slow commute Wednesday morning and the drive home could be dicey, too. 

All major routes and Interstates in the Valley are being impacted by the snowfall.

An accident on State Route 711 northbound has led to traffic restrictions between Gypsy Lane and I-80, near mile marker 2.

The center lane is closed. Drivers should use caution and expect delays in the area.

A portion of US-224, between Tippecanoe Road and Seville Drive, was closed Wednesday morning due to slippery conditions. It has since reopened after salt trucks treated the roadway.

As of 6:30 a.m., Interstates 680, 80, Route 11, and Interstate 76 were partially snow-covered and speeds were down to an average of about 40 miles per hour, but speeds in some areas could go down to about 20 miles per hour in heavier snow bands.

“Right now they are struggling with visibility. The snow is coming down pretty hard right now. We are also concerned about the coverage on the road building up. Right now, we’ve dropped the speed limit on I-80, 79 and 376 to 45 miles per hour,” said Zack Miles, PennDOT spokesperson.

Lake effect snow showers are expected this afternoon and could impact your drive home.

WKBN 27 First News This Morning is out checking on road conditions. Check back here and tune in to First News at 5 and 6 p.m. for updates.

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