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Snowstorm: Meeting Canceled, Snow Emergencies in Effect

Yet another in what seems to be a parade of winter storms is affecting the Saucon Valley, with eight or more inches of snow predicted.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with new and additional information. Also, a correction has been made. Saucon Valley schools were closed Tuesday because of the district's scheduled in-service day.

Yet another in what seems to be a parade of winter storms is affecting the Saucon Valley, with eight or more inches of snow predicted.

A winter storm warning is in effect for much of the region through early Wednesday.

Saucon Valley schools were closed Tuesday, but not due to the weather. The schools had a scheduled in-service day. However, all district athletic activities scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed or cancelled.

The Hellertown Borough Council meeting that was scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Borough Hall has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.

The borough of Hellertown also announced that a snow emergency would take effect at 10 a.m. Tuesday and remain in effect until further notice.

During a snow emergency, vehicles must be moved from designated snow emergency routes in the borough.

For more information about snow emergencies in Hellertown—including a list of routes—visit the borough's website.

Lower Saucon Township has also announced that a snow emergency will take effect in the township at 5 p.m. Tuesday and remain in effect until further notice.

In the township, the only residents who must typically move their cars during a snow emergency are those who park along cul-de-sacs and dead end streets.

For more information about snow emergencies in Lower Saucon Township, click here.

Lower Saucon Township residents have 36 hours to remove snow and ice from sidewalks (if they have them) after a storm ends. In Hellertown, property owners have 24 hours to clean their sidewalks.

After the snow stops falling, bitter cold is forecast to once again invade the area, with lows near zero and highs in the teens.

With wind chills expected to drop to around 15 below zero, the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Wednesday from 1 to 11 a.m.

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