Mifflin County Emergency Services Director Phil Lucas said early on Thursday there were a few minor accidents and disabled vehicles, but no injuries.
Lucas said many of the county offices, including those in the courthouse, were closed due to the weather.
Lucas said the county reached the preliminary forecast of four to six inches of snow by mid-day and the total accumulation could be nearly a foot of snow.
Sentinel photo by FRANK?JOST
A FedEx delivery truck proceeds cautiously along a nearly vacant South Main Street during the brunt of the winter storm Thursday afternoon in downtown Lewistown. Heavy snowfall throughout the region and treacherous roadways prompted many area businesses and government offices to close early on Thursday.
"We have reached the expected four to six inches of snow and will probably move well into the six to 10-inch range as heavy snowfall is moving slowly through our area but should clear for a time after it passes. Snow and snow flurries are still expected through the late evening," he said.
In addition to various accidents, fire officials are assessing a minor fire at a farm in Decatur Township near the Snyder County line, no injuries were reported.