St. Patrick's Day Snowstorm Brings Messy Commute

A St. Patrick's Day snowstorm made a mess of the morning commute Monday and pushed Philadelphia closer to the snowiest winter ever.

Areas to the south got the worst from this winter weather system. Parts of the Jersey Shore and Southern Delaware received more than 10 inches of snow. Those totals could continue to rise as more flakes fall.

In Philly, another 4.5 inches of snow fell today bringing the winter total to 67.4 inches -- the second snowiest winter on record only behind 78.7 inches in 2009-2010.

Further north, the snow accumulations were less, but no matter where you live, roads are slick.

There were a number of spin-outs and accidents on area highways like Interstate 95. Speed restrictions were put into effect on the Delaware River Bridges and roads like the New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Expressway.

Philadelphia International Airport experienced arrival delays of up to 75 minutes from the storm.

The storm has also prompted area schools to operate on delays or even close for the first day of the work week.

A Winter Weather Warning is in effect for all of Delaware (New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties) as well as most of South Jersey. Central and southern Delaware and South Jersey are expected to receive the most accumulation, while the Lehigh Valley didn't see much if any accumulation at all.

Regional Timeline

PM Rush Hour - Roads in South Jersey and Delaware will be wet so remain cautious.

Once the storm completely moves out, cold winds will remain. The mercury will have trouble making to the freezing mark on Monday, NBC10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz says.

And, a quick burst of afternoon snow is also possible in southern parts of the area.

Spring officially arrives at 12:57 p.m. on Thursday, but Hurricane says it won't feel very spring-like as cold temperatures remain for at least a week.

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