Sunday Snow Began Before 7; Four Inches Expected
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Snow began falling Sunday (Feb. 7, 2021) at 6:50 a.m. across Sanatoga village and other portions of Lower Pottsgrove and western Montgomery County, with State College-based AccuWeather predicting an accumulation of up to four inches through the afternoon.
Slippery road conditions were anticipated; it urged drivers to “slow down and use caution when traveling.” Salt spreaders from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation were seen treating highways like North Pleasant View Road Sunday before 8 a.m.
PECO Energy said it was “actively monitoring the weather and developing plans in advance for potential impacts to the company’s electric and natural gas system.” Its crews and contractors, the utility company said, were “getting ready to respond to potential outages.”
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory scheduled to end at 7 p.m., when snow in southeastern Pennsylvania was expected to taper off from the southwest to the northeast.
Another round of snow is forecast to target some of the same areas later this week, AccuWeather noted. “Behind the weekend snow,” it said, “will be an Arctic blast of cold, thanks to the Polar Vortex. The brutal cold … will also leave open the opportunity for more snow over the upcoming week with the next storm.”
Weather map image from AccuWeather