Icy weather slows trains, life in Germantown

Melting snow and icy rain left railroad tracks slick and caused twenty minute delays on SEPTA lines Wednesday afternoon. 

Passengers at Wayne Junction in Lower Germantown shared their thoughts and suggestions for traveling in the storm.

“Traveling is a challenge,” Lisa Pearson, 23, who is visiting from Portland, Oregon said. Pearson’s interview for medical school at Drexel University was canceled due to the severe weather. “Hopefully next time I visit the weather will be nicer,” she said.

West Bond, 53, says the weather makes easy things tough, and the busy work of home remodeling even more difficult.

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“It’s hard to get where you have to go and when you do, there is no where to park,” he said.

And Cateena Matthews, 46, who takes care of her two grandchildren, says the ice means everyone needs to plan ahead.

“It’s awful,” she said. “If you have to go somewhere, you should leave a little earlier. It’s a mess out here.”

Despite the groundhog’s prediction of an early Spring this year there seems to be no relief in sight as the forecast calls for more snow and freezing rain on Friday.

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