Saturday, February 28, 2015

Penn State braces for weekend snowstorm

Fans traveling to Penn State for Saturday's game are advised that four to eight inches of snow are forecast to fall in and around Happy Valley.

Penn State braces for weekend snowstorm

Fans traveling to Penn State’s game against Illinois should be advised that a winter storm warning is in effect for the State College area until 10 p.m. Saturday. Four to eight inches of snow are forecast to fall during a storm that was scheduled to begin around dawn.

The heavy, wet snow, accompanied by winds that could gust to or above 25 miles an hour, is expected to make the roads slippery and visibility difficult. In addition, motorists should watch out for debris caused by branches snapping under the weight of the snow, and perhaps downed power lines as well.

Temperatures are expected to be slightly above freezing during the game, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m.

Penn State officials said 2,500 or more parking spaces in grass lots around Beaver Stadium could be lost because of muddy conditions and advised fans to carpool. Free shuttle buses will be running from off-site lots.

Parking updates are available at www.gopsusports.com or on Twitter at #PSUparking.

--Joe Juliano

 

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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