First Storm: The Roads Are Slushy & Icy

The Governor of Washington state has declared a state of emergency in the wake of a brutal winter storm which broke snowfall records.

New York and Philadelphia saw a winter’s worth of snow fall on Friday night – the first real snow of the season, which then changed over to sleet and freezing rain.

Snow covered roadways and ice are making it hard for commuters in Bucks and Montgomery counties. CBS News reported about an a car accident in Juniata early Saturday morning. When police arrived at the scene at Hunting Park Avenue and Macalester Street, ” they found a male and female in one car dead. In the second car, they discovered a male driver with an injured and possibly broken hip, and a female passenger also injured.”Both taken to Temple University Hospital. Police say that the poor weather and speeding caused the accident.

There were accidents throughout the region, on side streets and on major arteries including I-95, the Schuylkill Expressway, the Northeast Extension and the Blue Route.

Some cancellations at the airport; some arriving flights are averaging a two-hour delay. Check www.phl.org.

SEPTA is experiencing a number of delays and detours.

Visit www.septa.org for more information or call SEPTA Customer Service at 215-580-7800.

The roads are still slushy and , in many spots, snow-covered with a layer of ice on top. According to analytics, tonight the temperature falls  into the middle-20s, so everything will re-freeze.

But on Monday’s high will make a run toward 60. The weather will change like “woman’s mood” and swings will continue!


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