Snow and frozen temps keep Philly slick

- The Delaware Valley spent much of Saturday morning, December 30 sliding about in slick conditions.

The snow started falling in Havertown, Delaware County before sunrise and the snow immediately coated cars and stuck to the roadways. The slick, snow-covered streets caught some drivers off-guard.

“Oh, it’s really slippery. Like I said, even with an all-wheel drive Subaru,” said Leonard Orsini.

Orsini stopped for gas on his way to work. He says he owns a body shop nearby and, because of the snow, he was forecasting a busy day.

“With this [the snow] we’ll get a lot of business. A little bit of snow, a lot of business. A lot of snow? Don’t get anything because everybody stays home,” stated Orsini.

By late morning, there was enough snow to put the plow trucks to work. Private companies cleared parking lots. At least the snow was lightweight. That’s easier on the backs of people shoveling.

“Yeah, it’s a ritual. He lets me share it now. He likes to do it by himself, but I finally wore him down. A father-daughter bonding thing,” said Becky Dorey-Stein, out shoveling.

“I’m just sweeping up. It’s nice and fluffy snow, so don’t even need a shovel for this,” said Jim Hornung, another snow shoveler.

But, people definitely needed layers. Boots on the bottom, bundled to the top, whatever the plans may be.

“I’m going to the mountains to go snowboarding for the day,” said Brendan Landy, getting ready to enjoy the snow. 

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