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Pa. takes wintry hit

| Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 8:38 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA — A wintry storm brought a mix of snow and rain to parts of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, snarling traffic and making for a messy morning commute.

In the northeastern part of the state, several traffic accidents were reported in the Poconos, where many schools had closed because of the weather. Roads were slick with snow and rain, despite treatment by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews in preparation for the storm.

In Mifflin County, state police said a school bus hit an embankment and overturned on a snow-covered road. The driver and several children suffered minor injuries, police said.

Philadelphia's northern and western suburbs could get between 2 and 4 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said. Grassy areas in some suburban communities were coated by midday Tuesday and a winter storm warning was in effect for much of the region.

Less than 1 inch was expected in Philadelphia; mostly rain was in the forecast for other areas. Meanwhile, Philadelphia International Airport was reporting delays of nearly two hours on some flights.

The winter blast was expected to end onWednesday, creeping up into the mid-50s by the weekend.

The snow is the second dose of winter for some communities. Earlier this month, Pennsylvania was dealt a glancing blow by a nor'easter that moved up the coast in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

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