As Snow Blankets Delaware Valley, Reports Of Outages And Accidents Start To Pile Up
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – We have reports of a lot of snow related minor accidents in Bucks and Chester Counties.
Dispatchers say there are a lot of cars having problems getting up hills. There are also many disabled vehicles across various roadways. Some folks are just not ready yet for this winter-like weather.
There are reports of downed wires and some blown transformers that PECO crews are working on fixing in those areas as well.
PECO has extra crews on hand and spokesperson Cathy Engel Menendez is urging folks with outages to call 1-800-841-4141.
East coast airports are experiencing weather related delays so says Victoria Lupica with Philadelphia International Airport.
“Well from what I’m seeing a lot of the east coast airports are effected by the low visibility and the cloud cover so the FAA has a management program; so it just kind of slows it down a little bit.”
Lupica says the first snow of the season came a lot earlier than expected this year.
“Certainly our de-icing facility is prepared all the time. I think the ground temps are warm enough that its not effecting the runway.”
She expects airlines to accommodate effected passengers on other flights.
According to the National Weather Service, the last time there was measurable snowfall in Philadelphia during the month of October was in 1979.
Reported By Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio