Ice, heavy snow
Freezing rain and sleet followed by 24 in. of snow caused hazardous driving conditions, school
closings, and power outages over most of W PA. In some sections there was between 610 in. of
snow. There was one fatality. A man driver lost control of his car and skidded sideways on an
ice-covered road and into a tree. Two passengers were injured.
An ice storm, the heaviest in many decades, glazed roadways and coated trees and powerlines
with more than 2 in. of ice. A 130-mile swath from Portland to Vanceboro, inland from the coast,
was most severely affected. More than 45,000 homes were without power for an extended period.
Falling trees and branches snapped power lines. Countless storm-related traffic accidents.
Schools and businesses closed. Orchardist reported moderate damage to fruit trees.
Snow, sleet, and freezing rain accumulated 12 in. of ice on trees and power lines. Major disrup-
tion of power and transportation. Many businesses and schools closed. Slush and snow plugged
catch basins with widespread street and highway flooding. Ice-covered roads resulted in many
Sleet and freezing rain on the 20th caused very hazardous driving conditions and downed tree
limbs and power lines. Many automobile accidents resulted and 10,000 or more customers had
power outages. The precipitation changed to all rain and continued most of the 21st with precipi-
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