Area residents may get a taste of winter after all

So far, the mild winter hasn’t dropped much snow on northern Blair County. Although, the days are getting colder and area residents are beginning to see some snowfall along with icy road conditions.
Tomorrow highs are supposed to reach the mid 30s with lows around 20 during the night.
Thursday there is a 50 percent chance of snow showers with highs in the mid 20s. Thursday evening temperatures may reach single digits.
Friday also promises to be cold with highs around 15 to 20 and lows in the teens.
This weekend it will warm up slightly with highs in the lower 30s on Saturday and lows in the lower 20s Saturday night.
Sunday may bring snow once again with a 40 percent chance of snow showers, highs in the lower 30s and falling to 15 to 20 degrees overnight.
If the snow does come, both Antis Township and Bellwood Borough are ready and ask that residents do their part once the snow starts falling.
In Antis Township, the number one priority during the winter months is keeping the snow and ice off the roads so citizens can arrive at their destinations safely. To help road crews do their work efficiently and effectively, citizens are reminded that vehicles must be removed from public streets within one hour after the commencement of each snowfall. Violators will be towed.
Also, it is unlawful for anyone to shovel or plow snow onto public roads. Snowmobiles, ATVs and all other unlicensed vehicles are strictly prohibited on public streets at all times.
According to information from the township, roads are cleaned in priority order, beginning first with major arteries, then moving to secondary roadways and finally cleaning residential streets. Every effort is made to keep all township roads cleared, but in cases of heavy or quickly falling snow it will take time for crews to get to every road.
Bellwood Borough employees also appreciates the community’s cooperation when it comes to snow removal. Remember to follow the odd/even parking ordinance when in effect along with any snow emergencies ordinances in effect. It is also helpful to move vehicles when a truck is plowing.
Residents are also reminded sidewalks must be cleared within 48 hours after a snowfall. When cleaning off the sidewalk, do not throw snow onto the street.
Borough employees also offer safety tips, asking parents to remind children not to play on snow banks along the roadside made by plow trucks. Also when they see a truck, children should move away from the road because the plows throw snow off the roads onto the sides of the street.