The core of the arctic air mass has settled into the Delaware valley today. It wasn’t record cold but low temperatures did get down into the single digits in the suburbs and 12 degrees in Philadelphia.
The latest arctic blast will continue to create gusty winds and drive wind chills below zero Tuesday morning.
Conservation measures will not only help maintain the power grid but will also help soften the blow of heating bills that may soar after yet another bout of bone-chilling cold.
The frigid temperatures have made for some unique sights around the Delaware Valley. One of them is in Lower Bucks County, which has become quite an attraction thanks to stacking ice.
As retail outlets, restaurants, and other places of business found themselves working with skeleton crews on Wednesday, SEPTA says it did, too.
Industry professionals say the propane supply is low mainly because of the weather: a wet autumn had farmers in the midwest drying corn crops with propane, and the harsh winter has had customers with propane heat cranking up their thermostats.
Philadelphia has already made it to the 5th snowiest January of all time with 22.5”… and counting!
Police are investigating whether the brutal cold played a role in the death of a man whose body was found in a Center City street Thursday morning.
In separate cases in Ridley Township, a 92-year-old woman and an 87-year-old man were found dead. A 67-year-old man was found in Swarthmore.
As the American Red Cross tells us, when you are trying to stay warm, it’s always important to stay safe.
Based in Southwest Philadelphia, the group spent their night out in the bitter cold away from their own families to help others.
Many people who are elderly or disabled aren’t able to get out of their houses. They depend on the kindness of others. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on how one program is helping.
Police in Delaware County are investigating the deaths of three people who were found outside during dangerous temperatures Wednesday.
Plumbers were on the scene at a home in Bensalem Wednesday. There the brutal cold caused the pipes to freeze. Company officials say it’s one of the busiest winters in recent memory.
Check here to see if your event has been cancelled due to the extreme cold.