A third storm in a half-week was affecting parts of the Oil Region on Wednesday.
Unlike Tuesday’s storm which came from the south and dumped more than eight inches of snow on the area, Wednesday’s system is a “lake effect” storm. Parts of the Snow Belt, including much of Crawford County, could see an additional 6-to-9 inches of snow accumulation.
The Venango County forecast calls for snow showers and freezing drizzle, changing to all snow by mid-afternoon Wednesday, with 1-to-3 inches of accumulation likely. 2-to-4 inches of snow are projected for Wednesday night, and another half-inch of accumulation is possible early Thanksgiving Day.
Most area schools were closed on Wednesday, and make-up days, if necessary, will be announced at a later date.
The worst of the traffic problems occurred late Tuesday afternoon and early Tuesday evening when several highways, including parts of Routes 322 and 36 and the 15th Street Hill (Routes 8/62) in Franklin were closed for brief periods of time, and several traffic accidents were reported.