Snow Ends After Storm Drops 5+ Inches On Some Areas - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Snow Ends After Storm Drops 5+ Inches On Some Areas

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

The snow has ended across the Philadelphia region after causing lots of travel headaches and closing schools and businesses across the region Tuesday morning.

The flakes started flying around 7 or 8 a.m., depending where you live, and it snowed continuously until lunchtime in most places.

Near the coast, the changeover from rain to snow happened during the late morning, and it fell until mid-afternoon.

The fast-falling snow during the morning commute created problems on the roads and in the skies, although roads are clearing up at this time.

Philadelphia and public and archdiocesan schools closed in advance of the storm, as did more than 400 other school districts and businesses around our area.

CHECK: Complete List Of School Closings Reported To FOX 29

SIGN UP: Severe Weather Alerts | School Closing Texts

A Winter Storm Warning that had been posted for the heart of the Delaware Valley was actually canceled early just after 2 p.m. Winter Weather Advisories have also been canceled.

CHECK: Latest Weather Warnings, Watches, Advisories

We were getting bands of snow dropping 1 to 2 inches of snow an hour earlier this morning, reducing visibilities and quickly creating slick conditions on the roads.

But by the end of lunchtime things were starting to wind down.

There was a band of light snow still extending across Philly's northern and western suburbs at 2 p.m., but that has since move out.

WATCH LIVE: Ultimate Doppler HD Radar

Some areas have picked up 5 or more inches of snow, with Quakertown, Bucks County, leading the way so far at 5.5 inches. Perkasie go 5.1 inches, and Hatfield in Montgomery County got 5 inches.

Closer to the shore, the accumulations came later and were a little lower, like Vineland, N.J., which wound up with 1.6 inches.

MORE: Local Snowfall Accumulations From Tuesday's Storm

PennDOT workers pledged not to let this second wintry blast catch them off guard, and theydid battle with the snow all morning long.

Major bridges in the area were placed under restrictions that lowered speed limits to 35 mph.

A ground stop earlier Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport due to snow and ice ended by late morning.

By noon, airport officials said their primary runways were clean. There was an arrival delay of more than an hour, and canceled flights were up to 117. At one time, inbound flights were delayed by nearly four-and-a-half hours, according to the tracking website FlightAware.com.

Make sure you check your flight's status before heading out the door. US Airways announced they were relaxing their change-fee policies.

The concern for Tuesday night will be icing conditions on the roads as the snow, slush and wet spots re-freeze.

And, after two storms in three days, there's another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. Williams has some information on that in the video clip above.

SHARE & SEE: Viewers' Snowstorm UReports

  • Caitlin RothMore>>

  • Tips To Prepare For A Hurricane

    Tips To Prepare For A Hurricane

    Sunday, October 28 2012 12:23 PM EDT2012-10-28 16:23:00 GMT
    The National Weather Service says the latest storm track for Hurricane Sandy "poses a direct threat to our region."
    The National Weather Service says the latest storm track for Hurricane Sandy "poses a direct threat to our region."
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Man Dies Following Parachute Jump In South Jersey

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:19:43 GMT
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
    A parachute jump goes terribly wrong in South Jersey. A skydiver dies after what police describe as a problem with his wingsuit.
  • Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Student Sexually Assaulted At West Chester University

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:18:39 GMT
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
    Students and parents are on edge after a sexual assault was reported to the University Department of Public Safety on Saturday, April 19th at 2:28 a.m.According to campus police, the assault occurred in a residence on campus. Police say the victim did not know the attacker."It's kind of scary because obviously it shouldn't be happening," student Kate Luff said. "There's security guards so I mean they had to have gotten signed in or lived in the building."Other studentsare just as shocked."Tha...
  • One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    One Year After Marathon Bombings, Runners Return To Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:01:22 GMT
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
    One year after the explosions, 36,000 runners return to Boston. See how the city is securing the site.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices