Snowed in on Saturday: Philadelphia region starts shoveling [photos]

As the city wakes, the snow continues to fall. Jonas, the first major snow event of 2016 has dumped at least a foot and a half of the white stuff and it’s not stopping yet.

In Philadelphia, weather service meteorologist Lance Franck says 13 inches was officially reported at the airport, with 18 to 24 inches expected before the storm ends Saturday night. The Lehigh Valley could get 24 to 36 inches.

Members of the Temple University gymnastics team as well as the Duquesne University men’s basketball team are stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike along with a host of other vehicles as a massive snowstorm climbs up the East Coast.

Mayor Jim Kenney and City of Philadelphia officials addressed the press at 10 a.m, this morning in the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management’s emergency operations center.

The emergency operations center went into full activation at 8 a.m. Saturday morning after partial activation 8 p.m. Friday night.

OEMsatam Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney an staff at the Office of Emergency Management’s emergency operations center early Saturday morning (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)WHYY and NewsWorks staff give us a peek into their own neighborhoods in this photo gallery. Enjoy!

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