Powerful Storm Makes Its Way Through Ny Pa

12.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Welcome to the first day of winter! A powerful storm upon us, and there is fierce weather in 17 states Friday morning from Washington to Maine, as well as seven traffic deaths, highway pileups, and highway rescues in the snowy midwest. For western Pennsylvania and parts of New York, up to 2 feet of snow is expected in the snowbelts, and travel will be dangerous Friday and Saturday morning in the I-90 corridor. For most of the listening area, 3 to 6 inches is expected. There will be a few hour break between the rain in the morning and the snow in the afternoon, and that would be the time to run errands. The snow will start sometime in the early afternoon, and last through Saturday morning, making roads slick. 84-hundred people across New York and Pennsylvania are without power from the wind gusts. Winds were clocked at 40 and 50 miles an hour in the twin tiers, Rochester, and Scranton.

Despite the weather, there is good news if you're among 84 million Americans traveling over the next few days. Gas prices at the pump are down to $3.22 nationally, the lowest price since April.