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Prepare For Snow Cleanup, Brutally Cold Temps

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By Steve Strouss

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The snow has ended in our area, but we are left with a mess to clean up, and now, we are dealing with the bitter cold.

Bundle up and give yourself extra time heading out the door today.

The biggest winter storm since 2010 blanketed the region during the last 24 hours with upwards of a foot of snow. Many roads are still snow covered and commuters are dealing with blowing and drifting snow and slippery spots.

Some totals from the area include: Philadelphia PA 13.5″, Mt. Holly, NJ 13″, Collingswood NJ 12.8″, Bear DE 11.3″, Wilmington DE 10.5″, Yardley PA 11.5″, Allentown 5.7″ and King of Prussia 10.1″.

As the storm departs, skies are clearing, but temperatures this morning are in the single digits, rivaling the bitter cold temperatures during the ‘Polar Vortex’ less than two weeks ago. Gusty NW winds of 15-25 mph are creating dangerous wind chill factors below 0 and a Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for the entire region until 11 a.m.

The Arctic chill will stick around through the next few days. Temperatures will not climb out of the teens today, and tonight’s low will fall again into the single digits. The mercury will rebound a bit on Thursday into the 20s with flurries, but a reinforcing shot of Canadian air could bring an unnecessary round of snow showers to the area by Saturday.

Winter has a firm grip on the Delaware Valley, so stay warm and stay with the Eyewitness Weather team to keep you ahead of every storm.

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