Slow-Moving Snow Makes for Messy Morning Rush

A storm system stretching thousands of miles is so slow-moving that it didn't finally arrived in Philadelphia and nearby suburbs until overnight into early Wednesday.

It was a messy morning rush hour, especially on untreated side roads and overpasses.

The elongated storm band's "amazingly slow progress" — as NBC10 meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz described it — put off the bulk of the system's snow for Philadelphia and inner suburbs until Wednesday.

Hundreds of schools either delayed opening or closed due to the snow.

NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal is in West Chester, Pennsylvania as snow falls Wednesday morning.

By Wednesday morning, it was snowing lightly across most of our region. The snow fell heavier in the Poconos where up to 9 inches fell in some areas. Five inches or more fell in parts of the Lehigh Valley.

NBC10’s Matt DeLucia has the ruler out to measure the snowfall in Allentown, Pennsylvania Wednesday morning.


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Philly only saw a trace of measurable snow while towns in South Jersey and southern Delaware saw a change-over from rain to snow.

This was a nuisance storm, which caused a First Alert through 10 a.m. Wednesday since your commute to work and school was slow going.

Early, light waves of snow also hit the region Tuesday, particularly in the far western areas like Berks County. A dusting also fell around daybreak Tuesday in Philadelphia and some parts of Delaware.

With the snow gone, temperatures will warm up by the weekend, just in time for the Eagles' NFC Championship game on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.

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