- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania is calling up a small number of National Guard members and bracing for an overnight storm that’s expected to hit hardest in the Philadelphia area.

Gov. Tom Wolf said at a late afternoon Monday news conference that it was “not time to get excited or panicky,” but asked people to avoid driving.

The National Guard has activated 150 people, stationed in the Philadelphia region.

The state hasn’t received requests for help from nearby states, where the storm is projected to dump much larger amounts. Pennsylvania officials say they’re expecting high winds and up to 10 inches in Philadelphia.

Wolf has issued a disaster emergency proclamation. Speed on Interstate 84 in the Poconos is now limited to 45 mph.

There are about 2,500 widely scattered power outages in Pennsylvania.


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