Snow as a mixed blessing

People across the Delaware Valley woke up Thursday morning to a blanket of snow covering cars, houses, and in some cases, roads.  Some struggled, while others took it in stride.For some the snow was a pain: like Jeff Gellas, who was rushing to get to his job at At&T.  He frantically used a Tupperware container to clear a wall of snow a plow had pushed against his car on Girard Avenue. “I don’t have a shovel,” said Gellas.  “I gotta go to work so I’m just doing this real quick.”   Nearby, Terrence Tinsley used a snowblower to clear the sidewalk outside the Gesu School.”The snow is kind of fluffy so we’re basically going over it two and three times to try and get a clear path,” Tinsley said.  “Then you still have to go back over it with the shovel to try and remove the remaining parts so it is a task out here this morning.  It’s not as easy as we would like it to be.  But, it’s work.”Tinsley said he tries not to throw the snow into the street because it makes travel difficult for drivers.Across the street School District employee April Watts shoveled in front of her house.  “I’ll probably stay in since mainly I take public transportation and nothing’s running, I really can’t get anywhere,” said Watts.Around the corner, fellow shoveler Alvin Davis stayed positive:”It’s good exercise.  Nice workout,” Davis said.  “Now I don’t have to worry about going to the gym!” “Hack man, taxi hack, get a ride!”The weather was a potential moneymaker for others, like a nearby hack taxi driver in a big fur-trimmed hat at Broad and Girard who hoped to see more business.

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