Jersey Central Power & Light reports nearly 14,600 homes and businesses were still without electricity Thursday afternoon, mostly in northwestern counties.
It will be the 3rd Snowiest Winter ever in Philadelphia.
This has been a winter many people are eager to see come to an end.
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.
Heavy snow, that changed to sleet and rain at mid-morning, made driving and walking a challenge for Chester County residents.
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.
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.
Southwest Non-Profit Seeks Volunteers To Help Shovel Snow For Seniors, Disabled As Next Winter Storm Approaches
This winter is taking a toll on the group’s small, but mighty stable of volunteers.
Delaware County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle says extra staffers are being brought in to handle an anticipated crush of emergency calls at the 911 Center.
Firefighters and medics in Chester County, hardest hit by last week’s storm, are busy preparing for the next winter onslaught.
They have been scarce around here this season, but Nor’easters are notorious in our area during the winter months.
Customer after customer came looking for firewood, rock salt, and perhaps a little hope this storm won’t be as nasty as the last one.
This is one big storm that will impact millions of people. Snow and sleet are already falling in the deep south.
For those who had to be out on the road for work, it wasn’t pretty, but most took it in stride.