With the latest winter storm expected to arrive in New Jersey Sunday night, Governor Chris Christie declared a State of Emergency.
A winter storm headed toward the East Coast has Amtrak trimming schedules for its Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains.
The Chester County Emergency Operations Center was activated at noon Sunday, much earlier than usual for a storm like the one expected the Philadelphia area.
In response to the City’s Snow Emergency which is set to begin at 10 p.m. tonight, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) announced that beginning at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 2, 2014, the following PPA owned and operated center city garages will charge a flat twenty-four hour $5.00 parking rate until the end of the current snow emergency:
A classic late season winter storm is set to impact the Delaware Valley Sunday Night and Monday.
It might be meteorological spring today, but everything else points to the dead of winter.
The Marinos replaced their roof but are still waiting to clean up the mess from the February 5th storm.
The state has bought 77,000 tons of salt so far and doled out over 82,000 hours of overtime pay to employees. That comes out to over $13 million spent in winter storm costs, nearly four times the amount originally budgeted.
Friday morning will be frigid. Philadelphia will challenge the record of 9 degrees, set in 1934. If that is not bad enough, wake up wind chills will be around -10.
A barge carrying much-needed road salt has arrived in New Jersey as another winter storm approaches.
Sore backs in the Delaware Valley get a mild stretching exercise today. Yes, more shoveling, especially north and west, but the lifting won’t be nearly as heavy as the Valentine Eve storm.
Getting snowed in by Thursday’s nor’easter may have provided another excuse to snuggle with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, but don’t get too comfortable!
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.
Essential employees should report to work on their regular schedule.
Heavy snow, that changed to sleet and rain at mid-morning, made driving and walking a challenge for Chester County residents.