Few Problems Reported In Delaware Valley From Snow Storm
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — A storm that dumped several inches of snow on the eastern half of Pennsylvania and southern half of New Jersey is expected to clear the region Saturday morning and be replaced by sunny skies and a stiff breeze.
A winter storm warning is in effect through daybreak.
Snow-covered roads had made for treacherous driving late Friday, with numerous accidents reported. But the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the state Department of Transportation reported no road closures or major problems.
While there were few outages, utilities warned that Pennsylvania was not yet in the clear.
“Early morning through noon … is the period when we could see some trouble if winds pick up, but the latest forecast doesn’t cause much concern,” said Michael Wood, spokesman for PPL Corp.
Nobody was taking chances as the storm bore down on Pennsylvania on Friday, with airports canceling flights, schools dismissing early and Friday-night athletics and other events calling off.
The snow accumulations through most of the areas across the region are slight — only a tenth of an inch officially at the airport.
In Montgomery County, an inch-and-a-half in Royersford; an inch in Exton, Chester County.
In Burlington County, however, there are some higher accumulations. Four inches of snow has fallen in Lumberton and Florence, and two inches in Riverside. In Mount Laurel, just an inch-and-a-half.
An inch to an inch-and-a-half fell through much of Montgomery and Chester counties, and a couple of inches in Bucks County and the Trenton area.
The bigger accumulations are in Ocean County, with six-and-a-half inches in Jackson Township and three inches in Manahawkin.
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