Weather forecasters were on the money with their snow predictions this week. The powerful Nor’easter was expected to give the Philadelphia region only a light amount of snow and heavier amounts as you head northeast of Trenton.
Utility companies serving northeaster Pennsylvania, and New Jersey reported only scattered power outages.
Philadelphia International Airport reported 160 cancelled flights Saturday related to the situation in New England, but otherwise normal operations. Spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says about 32 stranded passengers overnight were given sleeping mats, blankets, food and other assistance. The airport received less than an inch snow.
New Jersey Transit says it has resumed bus service north of Interstate 195 as of 7 a.m. Saturday, including service into New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. NJ Transit suspended all northern bus service Friday evening due to treacherous driving conditions.
In Delaware only a trace of snow was reported in northern New Castle County. But the storm dumped more than two inches of rain on coastal areas of Sussex County yesterday.
In New England the snow isn’t over and near record amounts of snow are falling. Boston has already received 22 inches of snow and more is expected.
For the Philadelphia region, gusty winds and cold temperatures will remain the main reason to stay indoors. The high temperatures will only be near 32 degrees and winds 20-25 mph are possible for the remainder of the day.
Here are some unofficial snow totals being reported by the Associated Press today.
New Haven 34
West Chester 1.1
Pocono Lake 8.0
New Brunswick 8.2
Point Pleasant 9.0