Slick Roads, Snow Flurries: Winter Storm Hits Philly Region - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Slick Roads, Snow Flurries: Winter Storm Hits Philly Region

The hardest-hit areas were in Delaware, South Jersey and the Jersey Shore.



    NBC10 First Alert Weather: Slippery Spots and Bitter Cold After Snow

    We're seeing some slippery spots on roads in our area and dealing with bitter cold after the snow. NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Steve Sosna has the forecast.

    (Published Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A First Alert was in effect for South Jersey, Delaware and the Jersey Shore due to a snow storm.

    • South Jersey, the Jersey Shore and Delaware received between 3 and 6 inches of snow, causing driving and visibility issues.

    • Philadelphia, the suburbs and the Lehigh Valley received between 1 and 3 inches.

    A First Alert for Delaware, South Jersey, Jersey Shore and Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties ended early Monday.

    By Saturday night, flurries had already reached areas like Lancaster and Wilmington. Light to moderate snow fell during the overnight hours into Sunday morning. Snow ended quickly around midday in Philadelphia and points north.

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    Meanwhile, down in South Jersey and central and southern Delaware, snow continued into late Sunday afternoon.

    Snow amounts north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, with the exception of southern Berks County, ranged from nothing to a light coating of snow.

    South of the Pennsylvania Turnpike across northern Philadelphia, Chester and southern Berks County, saw 1 to 2 inches of snow. Southern parts of Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware counties saw 2 to 3 inches. Much of this accumulated on the grass while treated surfaces stayed mainly wet.

    Three to 6 inches of snow were a widespread occurrence across South Jersey, central and southern Delaware. Areas along the beaches saw some mixing, cutting down totals to 1 to 3 inches. Meanwhile, western parts of Kent County received as much as 5 to 7 inches of snow.

    The toughest driving was during the overnight hours into midday Sunday.

    The New Jersey Department of Transportation reported more than 1,000 plows and spreaders patrolling and treating highways in south and central Jersey Sunday morning.

    Road conditions improved quickly Sunday afternoon in and around Philadelphia for travel to Eagles game day festivities. South Jersey and Delaware roads were a bit sloppier until snow cleared before 4 p.m.