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Snow impacts road conditions in Schuylkill County

POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The snow Thursday morning made for some messy travel across northeastern and central Pennsylvania.

Thursday Eyewitness News spoke with residents out and about, asking if they have had enough of winter this season.

We can't quite catch a break this winter season here in northeastern and central PA, as another round of snow blankets the area. Eyewitness News met up with Allen Artz who was digging out but he said he doesn't mind the snow compared to the heat.

Tracking The Storm: Winter weather to impact region starting Thursday morning

EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Eyewitness Weather team is tracking another winter storm heading into our area overnight.

Light snow will develop Thursday morning well before sunrise. Periods of light snow will continue through most of the day.

Anyone commuting or traveling should take it slow.

At times, there is the potential for a brief burst of moderate snow south of I-80 including the southern Poconos into Schuylkill County and west through Columbia, Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties.

First responders feeling effects of snow storms


WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — With another winter storm on its way, some first responders say they’re having trouble keeping up.

While first responders are always ready to answer the call, this year’s barrage of winter weather has left some emergency crews fatigued and scrambling to stay ahead of the snow.

But they say it won’t stop them from getting the job done.

"In the event of a fire or something like that, we will be there. It’s just a matter of when," Williamsport Bureau of Fire Lieutenant Kenny Smith said.

Dunmore Department of Public Works prepared for snowfall

DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — As more snow is heading our way, crews are preparing once again.

"It has been busy... Been busy! They are out, the crews are out there everyday though. Getting tired," said Rick Drosinski with the Dunmore Department Of Public Works.

"It goes with the territory. When you get the job, that's the job you got to do," said Department of Public Works (DPW) employee Rick Gammaitoni.

Icicle issues to be aware of


EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — First came the snow earlier this week, but now there's another danger lurking from above.

Icicles are popping up all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Many homes and businesses are dealing with the tapered ice clinging to rooftops and rain gutters.

The heavy snow melts and then as freezing cold air moves in, the icicles form. The bigger ones can be measured by the feet. The good news is that homes with new roof installed in the past two decades don't have to worry. Better insulation and improved standards help protect your roof.

Camelback Mountain Resort staying busy after snowstorm

POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Camelback Mountain Resort is staying busy after the snowstorm this week.

The resort says the fresh snow pack is very much welcomed and dedicated skiers and snow tubers have been enjoying the winter weather. Even with nearly two feet of snow, Camelback will continue to make snow on the slopes.

"Business has been great. We're very much enjoying Mother Nature sending us this snow so early in the season compared to previous years. Guests are enjoying it, it's fresh powder," Camelback senior marketing manager Erin Calpin said.

Carbon County residents dig out from the snow


LANSFORD, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Communities across Carbon County spent Tuesday digging out from under the snow.

Some people say they were shocked by just how much snow piled up.

"This is the worst," Tony Carlino told Eyewitness News. "I call it an act of God."

Carlino has lived in Lansford for four years and he says this storm has outdone others.

"I'm still in shock. It's unbelievable what we're going through! I just can't get the words to describe how bad we got hit up here," he said.

Residents start to dig out as snow slows


BEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — There may be more than a few aches and pains tonight after many of us had to dig out from the biggest snowstorm this winter.

You have to go back to December for anything even close to this. Back in that December storm, it was the northern tier measuring snowfall in feet.

This time around, many places farther south in our region like Wilkes-Barre got about a foot and a half. That's a lot of digging out to do.

The revving of a snowblower is sweet music to the ears of Stephen Todd.

Snow leads to poor conditions in northeast Pennsylvania


EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Driving in these conditions is not easy, nor is it advised.

And Eyewitness News saw plenty of stopped traffic tonight because of stuck trucks or just poor conditions on the roads. We began our coverage in Luzerne County scoping out the hardest hit areas in our region.

Snow came down fast over Luzerne County Monday afternoon. In Hazleton, families braced for the storm knowing it was just the beginning.

Declared Snow Emergencies in the Poconos


BLAKESLEE, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — As this storm continues to drop large amounts of snow, one of the hardest hit areas is Monroe County.

An Eyewitness News crew was near the intersection of Routes 115 and 940. We are seeing a steady snowfall and the winds are picking up.

Roads here are passable but slippery. The snow and wind has been getting more intense over the past several hours. We saw people doing what they had to do to get around and keep access open to their homes and businesses. Most people are taking it all in stride.


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