All the preparations for a winter storm had many people thinking about last year, when much of the region lost power for days. One grocery store chain has been thinking about it too.
As the latest winter blast picks up in intensity across the region today, the biggest impact point is expected to be Philadelphia International Airport where a handful of flight cancellations are already reported.
He warned residents to stay off the roads before joking, “From what I’ve seen, you’ve all been to the supermarket in the last 24 hours…I don’t know why the rush on bread, but what the heck?”
Winter storm warnings will go into effect at noon on Monday.
With another winter blast expected to move through the Philadelphia region, hardware stores were busy Sunday with residents stocking up on rock salt and all the other items needed to get through the snow.
Road crews had the highways and suburban streets in good shape by early Saturday morning, but for many, the task of getting the snow that fell in the western suburbs off the sidewalks and driveways was a greater challenge.
The wet weather and icy conditions were making for a slippery and slow commute Monday across parts of the Philadelphia region.
PennDOT and City officials started treating roads late Sunday night, and at midnight PennDOT began rolling out the road crews, meaning a full fleet of salt and brine trucks and plows are ready to go.
PennDOT press secretary Rich Kirkpatrick said Wednesday that anyone considering driving long distances on the highway should try to postpone their travel.
This latest storm comes with terrible timing as millions of people hit the roads and the skies in preparation for the holiday.
Rough seas act as a warning of things to come as wet, windy weather is about to soak the shore.
PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says the 36 salt sheds around the region are receiving deliveries with the aim of filling them up by the time the first snowfall hits the area.
CBS Philly has received the following community cancellations for Monday, March 17, 2014.
Despite the damage some sustained this winter, once it gets warmer, trees and shrubs really are able to recover a lot.
The streak of dodging significant snow came to an end for the shore on Monday.