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(Undated) — Here is the latest news:  The Midstate is bracing for a severe winter storm that’s expected to start around midday tomorrow.  PennDOT says they are in a relatively good position to respond to the forecasted winter weather.  Department of Corrections officials are reporting that an inmate at S-C-I Camp Hill has died.

>>Midstate Braces For Wintry Blast Wednesday

(Harrisburg, PA) — The Midstate is bracing for a severe winter storm that’s expected to start around midday tomorrow.  PennDOT officials are advising residents that if they don’t have to be out, it’s best to stay home.  Despite their efforts before and during the storm, the weather is expected to create some dangerous conditions.

>>PennDOT Readies For Forecasted Snowstorm

(Harrisburg, PA) — PennDOT says they are in a relatively good position to respond to the forecasted winter weather.  Pennlive reports that while they fell short on their hiring goals for the season, the department has a surplus of salt to help treat the roads thanks to last year’s mild winter.  If the storm does perform to its expectations, PennDOT will likely stay with its policy to prioritize interstates, expressways, and high-volume roads first, according to Pennlive.

>>Inmate Dies At S-C-I Camp Hill

(Camp Hill, PA) — Department of Corrections officials are reporting that an inmate at S-C-I Camp Hill has died.  The inmate was found hanging from the top bunk of his cell during regular rounds Sunday afternoon.  Investigators are working to determine the 31-year-old man’s cause of death.

>>Northern York Going Full Virtual Starting Tomorrow

(Dillsburg, PA) — Administrators with Northern York School District are moving to a full remote-learning setup starting tomorrow.  The district announced the move yesterday, saying it will stay in effect until they return from Christmas break on January 4th.  In a letter to families, the district says despite relative success in keeping schools open for students, they have reached a point in which they can no longer adequately staff schools due to the number of COVID-related cases and quarantines.

>>P-A Nears 500-Thousand COVID-19 Case Mark

(Harrisburg, PA) — The state Department of Health is adding 18-thousand-646 new COVID-19 cases to the Commonwealth’s total.  Those additional cases announced Monday cover the past two days since the department’s previous news release.  That brings P-A to 499-thousand-764 confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

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