Updated 2/12/2014 @ 11:04am: The National Weather Service has adjusted their Winter Storm Watch to be in effect from Wednesday evening at 10pm through 1am Friday. Expected now is snow and sleet, with accumulations of 6 to 10 inches. Freezing rain has been removed from the forecast.
Tonight’s snow will be mainly after midnight, with new snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
The snow could be heavy at times on Thursday, and additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible.
A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday evening through late Thursday Night. This watch includes far Southeastern Pennsyvania (including Parkesburg and the surrounding areas), Southwestern New Jersey, far Northeastern Maryland, and Northern Delaware.
Update via Mel Keen, Parkesburg Borough Council Vice-President
I was out at 8am Sunday taking my neighbor’s daughter to [McDonald’s] to work. Seven utility trucks were rolling down route 10 into Parkesburg, There were numerous utility trucks running past [McDonald’s] on route 30 AND there were two in the [McDonald’s] parking lot.
I went in and talked to the PECO workers for a few minutes. Broadly there are 200,000 PECO customers still without power and 1300 primary lines down. Most of this is in western Chester County. Downed trees and limbs have made restoring power very treacherous and time consuming. Here is where I remind residents that pruning trees on your property is your responsibility.