WINTER WEATHER on the way for Mount Pocono today

UPDATED 504 PM EST Thu Nov 15 2018 **Totals Raised Again** URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ Carbon-Monroe- Including the cities of Jim Thorpe and Stroudsburg …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Total snow accumulations of **5 to 9 inches** and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch.   * WHERE…Carbon and Monroe counties.   * WHEN…Until 9 AM EST Friday.   * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute today and the morning commute Friday.   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…   A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.   The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1 or visit 511pa online   THIS AFTERNOON   Snow. High near 24. East wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.   TONIGHT   Snow and sleet before 10pm, then freezing rain between 10pm and 5am, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet after 5am. Temperature rising . . . .

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Election Day Press Release from Monroe County Board of Elections re: Paper Ballots

The Board is concerned that some voters believe that they have the right to request a paper ballot instead of using voting machines. The casting of paper ballots on Election Day in Monroe County is expressly prohibited by the Pennsylvania Election Code. It is not a lawful and authorized method of voting. The voting machines in use in Monroe County have been examined and certified to federal and state standards. Those standards include an audit capability. Our machines are not linked to the internet. False information may derive from misunderstanding of the Election Code provisions for “provisional” ballots. Guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of State issued this month describes this process.​ ​ Click HERE to Read Full Press Release …

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TODAY is ELECTION DAY. Here’s What You Need to Know

WHERE TO VOTE IN MOUNT POCONO In Mount Pocono everyone votes at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, 20 Murray Street, Mount Pocono  (click for Google map).   There are two entrances for Murray Street off of route 611.  One is across 611 from Mount Pocono Beverage and the other is across 611 from Rita’s Ice (look for the flag at the Murray Street entrance across from Rita’s).  Murray Street is on the left side of 611 if you are going north, right side if you are travelling south on 611. HOURS TO VOTE  The polling place will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  If you are in line by 8 pm you must be permitted to vote. MOUNT POCONO VOTING DISTRICTS Mount Pocono is in the 8th US Congressional District,  We are District 40 in the Pennsylvania Senate District, and District 176 in the PA House District. PA VOTER ID LAWS & OTHER VOTING RIGHTS INFORMATION Only first time voters in precincts must show identification (ID).  Voters voting for the first time in their precinct must show ID. The ID can be photo or non-photo ID. This is the only time ID is required.  Acceptable forms of ID are: Pennsylvania driver’s . . . .

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