This story originally appeared on 6abc.
For the second time in a week, the Philadelphia region is digging out from snow after a winter storm began moving across the area on Friday morning.
A Winter Storm Warning went into effect at 4 a.m. Friday for a large part of the viewing area and lasts through 10 p.m.
By late morning, several communities in our area were already reporting several inches of snow.
Some of the latest reports include:
- Clayton, Del.: 6.0 inches
- Downingtown, Pa.: 5.0 inches
- Morton, Pa.: 4.5 inches
- Collingdale, Pa.: 4.0 inches
- Woodside, Del.: 4.0 inches
- Westampton Twp., N.J.: 4.0 inches
Snow intensity will be picking up into the afternoon, and the evening commute will be impacted. Drivers should be prepared for snow-covered and slippery roads.
How much snow?
Snow totals look to be a general 3-6 inches with lesser amounts at the immediate coast due to mixing.
We’re also watching the potential for a zone that picks up slightly more totals. Some isolated areas could see 4 inches to 6 inches.
Near the coast, we are forecasting 1-3 inches of snow.
This will start and end as snow for nearly the entire area.
The exception is along the immediate coast where initially there could be a mix of rain/snow, or even just plain rain, before temperatures cool and change to snow.
How Philadelphia is preparing
A Snow Emergency will go into effect in Philadelphia at 7 a.m. All cars along the city’s 110 snow emergency routes must be moved by 7 a.m.
The Streets Department will have a full deployment of equipment and employees. The department will mobilize over 400 pieces of equipment, including support from city agencies and contractors.
The city has 43,000 tons of salt available to fight this event.
Residents can use PlowPHL, an interactive map, to track and monitor the status of the city’s plowing and salting operations.