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    Winter weather is expected in some of the area on Tuesday.

    This weekend's snow ended with a

    record-setting thud

    Saturday night, leaving

    Philadelphia

    56.3 Inches = Second Snowiest Winter of All Time

    [PHI] 56.3 Inches = Second Snowiest Winter of All Time
    It's over and boy was it impressive. And there is more snow on the way in a few days. (Published Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010)

    with 28.5 inches -- the

    second largest snowstorm in the city's history

    Restoring Power Could Take Days

    [PHI] Restoring Power Could Take Days
    South Jersey took the brunt of the storm and that left nearly 100K power outages, primarily in two counties -- Cape May and Atlantic. Getting everyone powered back up is not expected to be easy, or fast. (Published Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010)

    -- and crippling the Jersey Shore and south

    Delaware

    .

    In the city and the burbs, secondary roads were a problem (as expected) and people were asked to stay off the roads anyway so work crews could clear all the majors in time for Monday's commute. But south of the city is where the most snow fell.

    Cape May and Atlantic Counties got hit the hardest with nearly 90,000 power outages. Downed wires and  trees made it increasingly hard for crews to get into the area and by the end of the day, officials conceded that restoring power "could take days."

    "Right now the problem with getting line crews out there and start to repair the power lines is they can't get their trucks through; the secondary roads aren't clear enough," said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

    "We're gonna see if we can help... and we're seeing what we can do in terms of shelters and what not."

    Gov. Christie asked people in South Jersey to "please stay home," to keep the roads clear and he was frankly ticked off at truckers and chastised them for "driving like idiots," and compromising everyone else's safety.

    The state of Delaware was under at least a foot of snow -- and more than two feet fell in areas like New Castle County Airport, Claymont and Newark. A statewide travel ban was being lifted Saturday night at 8 p.m. everywhere but Wilmington where it will stay in place until Monday morning at 8, according to The News Journal.

    Because the snow was wet and heavier there too, just like South Jersey, people were also dealing with power outages.

    "It's a pretty nasty place to be at the moment," said Paul Grubb who lives in the Delmar area.

    "We do have a neighbor with a woodstove, so if that [losing electricity] happens, we'll be visiting."