SANATOGA PA – Sanatoga Post Managing Editor Joe Zlomek stayed indoors Tuesday morning (Dec. 10, 2013) and blogged with comments, reports, and images from the storm. Got photos, news or something else to add? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scientific fact: kids can never get enough snow. For proof, look only to the Cherry Tree Farms community in Upper Pottsgrove Township, and the happy smiles of Gavin Guerrette, Lily Guerrette, wonder dog Vanna White (really!), and their neighbors (above and below). All were photographed by Peachtree Circle resident and proud mom Melanie Guerrette, and e-mailed to The Post at 2:27 p.m. So, where’s YOUR snow day photos?
Here’s the view (above and below) from Donna Lane in Sanatoga, thanks to resident Greg Barry! Looks pretty … unless, of course, you’re stuck in it!
WPVI-TV Channel 6 veteran weather forecaster David Murphy reports the snow around Pottstown could linger for another couple of hours, but is already beginning to dissipate. Not a moment too soon …
The Cavalry has arrived (above)! A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plow makes its second pass of the morning on Sanatoga Road in Lower Pottsgrove Township, scraping the asphalt clean, spreading salt, and enabling two-way traffic. 10:28 a.m.
Here’s what they call reliable public transportation. “All (Pottstown Area Rapid Transit) bus routes are in service today, Dec. 10. If you have any questions regarding your schedule contact us at 610-326-5413.” This from PART on Twitter.
Caroline Sweeney of The (Pottstown) Mercury had her camera handy (above) as kids enjoyed the day off at Memorial Park.
“Code Blue in effect until noon Friday. Check on neighbors and bring pets inside.” A reminder from the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, via Twitter.
According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, via Facebook: “Roads in Montco are still in bad shape. Over 30 active traffic incidents. If at all possible stay off the roads and let the plows and emergency crews do their jobs.”
Click on the photo above to link to Pottsgrove High School‘s live WeatherBug rooftop camera
Given the treacherous conditions, can’t say this idea is a good one … from Arnold’s Family Fun Center in Oaks, via Facebook: “We’re gonna take a wild guess and say that your kids are home from school today. When you run out of options to keep them entertained, bring them over to Arnold’s Family Fun Center and Arnold’s Bowling Center! We’ve got more entertainment options under one roof than anywhere else on the east coast.”
Weather-related marketing has hit its peak! This from Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown, via Facebook: “IT’S SNOWING IN POTTSTOWN! School is cancelled. Travel is dangerous. Sounds like you should stay home and order your tickets for Shrek the Musical this weekend! They’re going fast!”
From the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety via Facebook: “No major road closures but multiple accidents, spin-outs, cars sliding off roads or just getting stuck. If you aren’t out, stay put.
From Rupert Elementary School in Pottstown via Facebook: “Friends of Rupert fund-raiser pick up has been rescheduled. It will tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 11) from 3-4 p.m.
From the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority via Facebook: “Good morning, everyone! This weather is brutal but we’re doing everything we can to be efficient and on-time. However, please try and allow extra time for your commute in this weather.”
From Art Fusion 19464 in Pottstown via Facebook: “We will be closed today due to all this snow. Stay home and stay warm. If you do venture out, be careful!”
From the Pottstown Cluster Outreach Center via Facebook: it “will be closed today due to the weather. We will reopen at 9 a.m. (Wednesday) morning and will reschedule all grocery and clothing appointments that were scheduled for (Tuesday). Stay safe.”
Retailer Coventry Corners in Pottstown is hopeful, via Facebook: “BOTH Shops will be opening today (Tuesday, Dec. 10) at 10 a.m. due to the weather. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding! Be careful on the roads today!”
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles announced on Facebook it is “CLOSED today due to inclement weather. Everyone stay safe out there!”
If you can avoid going outside, do so. Snow in the Pottstown area coming down thick, heavy, wet. Bleim Road, west of North Pleasant View Road, in Lower Pottsgrove Township has several vehicles off the road. Accident involved, but no one said to be injured.