Winter storm number 11 in our area means no classes once again Friday for the School District of Philadelphia and the Archdiocese. City offices and courts are also closed. All the snow is making it tough to get around.
On the heels of historic ice storm that left many homeowners without power for nearly a week, Thursday’s storm is knocking out power for many customers in region.
The warm air aloft and at the surface may limit snow totals south and east of Philadelphia, but in the north and west suburbs an additional 3-6″ of snow will fall (locally higher amounts possible), pushing total snowfall amounts in some spots into the 18-22″ range.
(** UPDATED **) — The latest, and largest, snowstorm of the current winter season played havoc with transportation and electric service in and around the Delaware Valley.
Check the long list of community cancellations received by CBS Philly for Thursday, February 13, 2014.
This latest storm, in the long line of them this winter, is affecting how people are getting around.
Heavy snow will continue to fall through the overnight hours and into the early morning, piling up well over 6 inches in many areas, with even higher amounts in our far north and west suburbs where the snow could pile up over a foot.
Amtrak will operate a modified schedule on Thursday due to the winter storm moving up the East Coast.
Penndot’s Nick Martino says the suburbs north and west of the city could see as much as 14 inches of snow while the city and the I-95 corridor will get snow at first and then sleet and rain.
Rock salt, shovels, snow blowers, eating out, pet boarding, hotel stays, generators and tree removal are just some of the unexpected expenses people are finding themselves faced with this winter.
On some hilly roads, SEPTA may wind up suspending bus service anyway as the storm worsens.
Check here to see if your community event has been canceled due to the weather.
The dogs will now go through SEPTA explosives training class, and will go into in the field in mid-April.
They have been scarce around here this season, but Nor’easters are notorious in our area during the winter months.
With at least six inches of snow forecast for a large part of the county and winds that could bring down power lines and trees, county commissioner Josh Shapiro is urging residents to sign up for “Ready Notify Pa.,” to get emergency alerts.