It was hyped as the storm of the century. The Philadelphia area was supposed to get between three inches to 24 inches of snow, depending on who you asked. Yes, the New England area got socked and rocked, with three to four feet of snow, but here, only a few inches.
During the height of the storm, last night, emergency crews were pretty much kept in quarters, as no serious power outages happened. The few minor accidents and calls to assist stranded motorists were few and far between. The roads were bad, but passable.
Mutual aid power companies were seen en mass in this region, Some stayed, in case PECO had an abundant amount of people without power. Those crews have since moved farther north, to the New York and New England area.
As people woke up on Saturday morning, they were greeted by a little more than a dusting of snow. The only people that benefited were the local news casts, who beat the story to death. They devoted more than half the newscast, having reporters in New England and would interview people across the region with really nothing important to say. Stores had some benefit as well as people panic bought. Then, as they went home and watched the news, they panicked some more and went out again for that last gallon of milk.
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