HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania residents are digging out from a one-two winter punch that left residents digging out from a foot and a half or more of snow in some places and prompted a second day of school cancellations.
The National Weather Service says 22.5 inches was reported in one place in Somerset County, 20 inches in Berks and York counties and almost 19 inches in Allentown. Philadelphia was left with 11 inches.
Philadelphia public schools are closed for a second day Friday and so are Roman Catholic schools of the archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Transportation authorities still have some restrictions on commonwealth highways, but the Pennsylvania Turnpike is lifting the 45 mph speed limit and bans on certain commercial and non-commercial trailers as of 6 a.m. Friday.