Snow snarls traffic, closes schools; deep freeze next

Updated, 11:50 a.m.: Adds postponement of Rep. Costello’s Town Hall event. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Snow, wind and cold snarled the Thursday morning commute closed schools across the county as well as county offices, as road crews around the area worked to keep roads clear, fighting snowfall that is expected to continue through midday. Slippery roads, high winds and poor visibility...

Snow, frigid temperatures to hit Chesco this weekend

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times If you loved today’s frosty weather, just wait until you see what Thursday and the weekend bring to Chester County: even colder temperatures and yes just enough snow to make Thursday morning commute a bit tricky. AccuWeather is forecasting about an inch of snow in the morning, some area may see as much as three inches with a high of 25. However sustained winds...

Snow snarls morning commute, closes schools

You can forgive folks in Chester County if they feel a bit like they have whiplash this morning — yesterday afternoon featured highs in the mid to upper 60s and sun, and this morning, residents awoke to closed schools, slushy roads and a deep chill. Forecasters struggled a bit with what today would look like, as the Delaware Valley straddled the line where rain would become sleet and snow. Locally,...

Groundhog, forecasters agree: six more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY – The big rodent and the science guys are on the same page, and it isn’t good news if you hate cold, wet winter weather in Chester County. As is a Pennsylvania tradition, Punxsutawney Phil — the groundhog — peeked out of his warren and saw his shadow, and apparently immediately returned to his burrow to binge-watch Netflix.

Falling tree kills Kennett man in Caln

CALN — A Kennett Square man was killed Monday morning when a tree fell on his vehicle as he was driving south on North Caln Road, Township Police said.

State, local officials warn of possible flooding

First, it snowed. A lot. And now a combination of warmer than normal temperatures and rain threaten to turn last week’s snowstorm into this week’s flooding headaches. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is reminding citizens to monitor local forecasts this week for possible flooding due to snow melt and rain. Right now, widespread river flooding is not forecast. However,...

Snow, ice, rains could make for messy roadways

Much of Chester County is expected to be hit with a fairly heavy snow storm Saturday afternoon, with total accumulations of between 4 and 7 inches, but it may be what follows that causes more headaches for local residents. The snow is expected to turn to a freezing mix, with the potential of coating surfaces with as much as a 1/10th of an inch of ice before finally turning to rain in the overnight...

Deep freeze likely to be followed by snow

After being hit by some of the coldest temperatures in decades, with some wind chills below -20 degrees, parts of Chester County are bracing for what could be the season’s biggest snowfall Monday night into Tuesday, with the potential to snarl the morning commute and close schools, especially in the southern portion of the county. After a deep freeze took overnight temperatures below zero in...

Blizzard? Not ‘snow’ much

Although New England appears to have been hit hard, a more easterly than predicted path of Monday’s snowstorm appears to have spared Chester County, as snowfall counts amounted to less than an inch in some parts of the county. Although light snow was falling Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) is not predicting much in the way of additional accumulations and roads are generally...

Storm skirts south, largely sparing county

Four school districts close, but storm’s impact less than feared By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Market Street in West Chester was largely clear by mid-morning Monday, but many sidestreets — particularly in the southern part of the county has slippery patches — as the turned out be less severe than originally forecast. Chester County appears to have been spared the worst of a late-winter...