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 closed...

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 of...

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,...

Groundhog, NWS agree: nasty weather inbound

4-6 inches of snow seen Monday; heavy rains, flooding possible Wed. While groundhogs may be seeing an extended winter, the National Weather Service says Chester County is in for a hairy week of wintery weather. It appears that the world most famous groundhog — Punxsutawney Phil — and the National Weather Service are on the same page: There’s lots more winter headed for Chester County. Although...

Snow way! Another storm set to dump on county

Schools, county offices close as up to a foot of snow could hit area Where have we heard this one before? Snow mixed with frigid temperatures has brought most of Chester County to a halt, closing schools, some municipal offices, county offices and other venues, as the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the county. The southern portion of the county is expected to see the greatest...

Icy freeze next, as snow moves out

Roads still messy, many public offices closed; low temps big worry in next 24 hours By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times As Chester County digs out from six to eight inches of snow, the concerns now move from clearly icy local roadways and keeping warm — as the National Weather Service is predicting temperatures tonight in the low single digits. While state and local road crews working to clear roads...

Hercules expected to dump 4 to 6 inches of snow

Dropping temperatures, high winds could make Thursday night/Friday morning travel hazardous Updated: 12:45 p.m., adds Chester County info, PennDOT comments By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Chester County residents can expect 2014 to get off to a cold and snowy start, as Winter Storm Hercules is expected to dump 4 to 6 inches on snow on the county and see temperatures drop into the single digits by...