LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – You could say Scott Peck was well prepared for Saturday night’s (Jan. 10, 2009) freezing rain.
As he headed home Sunday morning to North Coventry from the Redner’s Warehouse Market on North Charlotte Street, Peck was armed with a heavy duty plastic ice scraper, ice melting liquid in a spray bottle, and the blasting interior heat generated by his car’s engine. He worked all three in a combined effort to rid the car windows of a thick icy coating.
Meanwhile, over on the township’s east side, Pete Kunrath of 2297 Bradley Way, Sanatoga, wielded a shovel against the ice piled at the apron of his home’s double-width driveway. Bundled in a winter jacket, ball cap and extra-thick gloves, Kunrath seemed to both chop and sweep the residue aside with one deft motion.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Saturday night for mainly sleet and pockets of freezing rain, according to WTXF-TV, Philadelphia. Precipitation moved into the area with temperatures right around the freezing mark. The advisory remained in effect until midnight over a wide area from the Jersey shore north to the Poconos, including all of Montgomery County PA.
Snowfall totals of 3 to 5 inches had fallen by early Sunday morning (Jan. 11, 2009) in Lehigh and Northampton counties, northwest of Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township.
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