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Snow brings slippery start in Cumberland County

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Wednesday's snowstorm brought a rough start for morning commuters in Cumberland County.

According to the county's emergency operations center, several accidents caused delays on Interstate 81 and secondary roadways.

In Carlisle, roads were cleared early and residents were out shoveling sidewalks. The borough received about two inches of snow, but by mid-afternoon the snow turned to rain.

Areas south of Carlisle, like Newville and Shippensburg, saw a heavier snowfall measuring about 4 inches.

Volunteer firefighters with Vigilant Hose Company in Shippensburg were on standby, but did not have any snow related calls.

Junior Firefighter Colin Eichelberger was on hand to help out.

"We got called for the snowstorm and since school got canceled I thought I would help out here. We came outside to shovel the sidewalks and help out," said Eichelberger.

Eichelberger said the fire department may be called out later in the day if high winds caused any damage like downed trees.

"We help cut down trees, cut down poles if it gets caught on the road," said Eichelberger. "We will hang out here for a while and see if anything happens."

Students at Shippensburg University had the day off. Classes were canceled due to the possibility of heavy snow.

"I though we were going to get more," senior Isaac Pinci said. "It's nice to have a day off, but there is stuff I need to be on campus for and there are teachers I need to talk to. But, it's the weather. You cant be 100 percent on it. It's better to be safe than sorry."

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