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Snow hits Pa., makes some morning commutes messy

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Snow falling hard in south-central Pennsylvania is prompting school closings as an approaching winter storm is expected to drop up to 8 inches there and up to 12 inches of snow on Philadelphia.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Tuesday's storm and a wind chill advisory for the following morning.

Public schools are closed across Dauphin, Adams, York, Lancaster and Cumberland counties, while Philadelphia public schools are dismissing classes early.

The storm is expected to make travel hazardous due to snow-covered roads and periods of low visibility as well as blowing and drifting snow. Forecasters say the afternoon and evening rush hours "will be significantly impacted."

Morning commutes were messy in the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg areas.

Up to 6 inches is possible in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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